WHEREAS, a State of Emergency was declared on April 22, 2011, pursuant to Executive Order 11-06 and extended by Executive Order 11-09, Executive Order 11-19, Executive Order 11-23 and Executive Order 11-25; and
WHEREAS, the tornadoes, floods and severe storms that have impacted the State have caused catastrophic damage and significant loss of life and continue to cause distress and hazards to citizens and communities; and
WHEREAS, the magnitude of recovery efforts exceeds the capabilities of local jurisdictions and other established agencies and necessitate the continued assistance of state emergency resources, including the Missouri National Guard; and
WHEREAS, on February 28-29, 2012, tornadoes and severe storms again impacted the State of Missouri causing significant damage and loss of life and required implementation of the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan and activation of the Missouri National Guard; and
WHEREAS, several executive orders have been issued pursuant to the emergency powers contained in Chapter 44, RSMo, to aid in the response to these disasters and relieve the distress and hardship experienced by the affected citizens and communities.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by the power vested in me by the Constitution and law of the State of Missouri, including Chapter 44, RSMo, do hereby extend the declaration of emergency contained in Executive Order 11-06 (as extended by Executive Orders 11-09, 11-19, 11-23 and 11-25) and Executive Order 12-03 until June 1, 2012 unless extended in whole or in part by subsequent order.
It is further ordered that Executive Order 11-07, Executive Order 11-11, Executive Order 11-14 and Executive Order 12-04 be extended until June 1, 2012 unless extended in whole or in part by subsequent order.
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 13th day of March, 2012.
[Jay Nixon's signature]
Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon
[Robin Carnahan's signature]
Secretary of State
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