Executive Document

Governor's Executive Order Declaring a State of Emergency for Morgan County.

Issued: January 11, 1993


WHEREAS, beginning on January 2, 1993, severe winter storms and heavy snow have occurred and are still occurring in Morgan County, Utah; and

WHEREAS, these severe winter conditions have caused an extraordinary amount of snowfall to accumulate along highways and roads, which has not yet been removed and has made roads impassable; and

WHEREAS, due to heavy snow fall received within the last week, and with an expected additional accumulation of significant snow in the State of Utah, and due to the road closures and the difficulty of travel in Morgan County, Utah; and

WHEREAS, transportation of medical emergencies to Ogden-area hospitals is severely limited and supplies of critical foodstuffs, medical supplies and fuel are at low levels in the affected area; and

WHEREAS, agencies providing services to the elderly, disabled and other emergency services have limited access due to the above described road conditions; and

WHEREAS, immediate attention is necessary to alleviate the situation which threatens the safety, health and welfare of the citizens of Morgan County; and

WHEREAS, these conditions do create a disaster emergency within the intent of the Disaster Response and Recovery Act of 1981, and

NOW THEREFORE, I, Michael O. Leavitt, Governor of the State of Utah by virtue of the power vested in me by the constitution and the laws of the State of Utah, do hereby order as follows:

It is found, determined and declared that a "State of Emergency" exists due to the severe winter conditions in Morgan County and such area is declared to be a disaster requiring aid, assistance and relief available pursuant to the Emergency Operations Plan, Volume II, Natural Disaster, which is hereby activated.

IN TESTIMONY, WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Utah. Done at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah this 11th day of January 1993.

(State Seal)

Michael O. Leavitt


Olene S. Walker
Lieutenant Governor



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