WHEREAS, being advised that an ice storm of major proportion occurred in the Southwest part of Missouri causing conditions of distress or hazard to public safety and to agricultural operations; and
WHEREAS, said ice conditions were recognized to be beyond the capabilities of local and other established agencies necessitating, therefore, the provisions of emergency relief to the people of the distressed area; and
WHEREAS, on Saturday, December 26, 1987 it was declared that an emergency exists in the State of Missouri; and
WHEREAS, on Saturday, December 26, 1987 the Adjutant General of the state, or his designee, was ordered and directed to call and order into active service such portions of the organized militia as necessary to aid the executive officials of Missouri in protecting life and property; and
WHEREAS, on Saturday, December 26, 1987 it was further ordered and directed that the Adjutant General or his designee, and through him the commanding officer of any unit or other organization of such organized militia so called into active service, take such action and employ such equipment as may be necessary in support of civilian authorities, and provide such other assistance as may be authorized and directed:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOHN ASHCROFT, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby affirm and ratify said orders.
||IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 29th day of December, 1987.
||[John Ashcroft's signature]
[Roy D. Blunt's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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