NBC Action News
Feb 1, 2011
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in Missouri and activated the Missouri National Guard in preparation for a severe winter storm that is moving into the region.
According to a news release, Governor Nixon signed an executive order Monday afternoon that declare a state of emergency in Missouri which activates the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan. It also allows state agencies to assist local jurisdictions with their emergency preparation and response. The Governor also signed an executive order which activates the Missouri National Guard in response to the storm.
“Most of Missouri is expected to be affected by this severe winter storm, which is predicted to cause treacherous road conditions and possibly widespread power outages,” Gov. Nixon said. “My chief concern is the safety of Missourians, and these orders make state agency resources and the Citizen-Soldiers of the Missouri National Guard available to help communities respond. As state emergency officials continued to track the storm over the weekend, we worked closely with local agencies and faith and community groups to ensure that Missouri is as prepared as possible.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 5:02 am