Executive Document

Governor's Executive Order Declaring a State of Emergency Because of Severe Thunderstorms and Flooding in Washington County.

Issued: March 10, 1995


Whereas, beginning on March 10, 1995, severe thunderstorms and flash flooding have occurred in Washington County, Utah; and

Whereas, these severe thunderstorms have caused flash flooding, debris flows, riverbank erosion, and extensive debris in the river channels which is creating a hazard on public rights-of-way; and

Whereas, public roads and bridges have been damaged at several locations leaving residents isolated; and

Whereas, the flooding has caused extensive public and private damage; and

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

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

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 aforesaid severe thunderstorms and flooding in Washington County and such area is declared to be a disaster requiring aid, assistance, and relief available pursuant to the provisions of state statutes, and the State Emergency Operations Plan, which is hereby activated.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have here unto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Utah this 10th day of March 1995.

(State Seal)

Michael O. Leavitt


Olene S. Walker
Lieutenant Governor


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