WHEREAS, I am advised that an ice blockage
along the Missouri River has caused unusually low river stages at
St. Joseph, Missouri; and
WHEREAS, said low river stages have
caused shortages of fresh water in St. Joseph; and
WHEREAS, the shortage of water has
created a condition of distress and hazard to the public health and
safety which is recognized to be beyond the capability of local agencies
necessitating the provision of emergency relief to the people of the
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 declare
that an emergency exists. I direct the Adjutant General of the State
or his designee to forthwith call and order into active service such
portions of the organized militia as he deems necessary to aid the
executive officials. I further order and direct that the Adjutant
General or his designee, and through him the commanding office of
any unit or other organization of such organized militia so called
into active service, to take such action and employ such equipment
as may be deemed necessary in support of civilian authorities, and
to provide such other assistance as may be authorized and directed.
|| 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 7th day of February, 1989.
||[John Ashcroft's signature]
[Roy D. Blunt's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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