This executive document was published in the 02/01/2005, issue, Vol. 2005, No. 3, of the Utah State Bulletin.
Governor, Administration: Governor's Executive Order 2005-0002: Declaring a State of Emergency Affecting Federal-aid Highways in Southern Utah
Issued: January 13, 2005
Declaring a State of Emergency Affecting Federal-aid Highways in Southern Utah
WHEREAS, Floods and rapid runoff, commencing on January 10, 2005, were experienced throughout Washington County, Iron County, and Kane County as a result of extremely heavy rains. The flooding and associated runoffs have produced serious and extensive damage to both private and public property. As a consequence, the State of Utah has sustained severe damage to its road systems, which include bridges, roadbeds, and other facilities. Damage has occurred on Federal-aid highways;
WHEREAS, Damage throughout the southern part of the State of Utah has been of such an extent that immediate repairs have been necessary. Such conditions constitute an emergency as contemplated by the terms of 23 U.S.C. Sections 120(e) and 125;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., Governor of the State of Utah;
DO HEREBY ORDER that a "State of Emergency" exists in Washington County, Iron County, and Kane County as a result of flooding and runoff conditions and consequent danger to life and damage to property, including Federal-aid highways. The immediate repair and reconstruction of the damaged highways is vital to the security, well-being, and health of the citizens of the State of Utah; and the Federal Highway Division Administrator is hereby requested to concur in the declaration of this emergency.
IN WITNESS, 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 Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah, this 13th day of January, 2005.
Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
Gary R. Herbert
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