Executive Document

This document was published in the February 15, 2011, issue (Vol. 2011, No. 4) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Governor, Administration: Governor's Executive Order EO/001/2011: Declaring a State of Emergency due to Flooding and Runoff in Washington and Kane Counties

Issued: January 19, 2011


Declaring a State of Emergency due to Flooding and Runoff in Washington and Kane Counties

WHEREAS, severe winter storms beginning on or about December 20, 2010, and continuing through December 24, 2010, have caused flooding and rapid runoff throughout Washington and Kane Counties;

WHEREAS, the flooding and runoff have disrupted transportation, and damaged homes, as well as public and private facilities;

WHEREAS, these conditions have required emergency response and debris cleanup, and have caused the evacuation of residents and the opening of emergency shelters; and

WHEREAS, damage caused by the severe winter storms in Washington and Kane Counties constitutes a disaster within the intent of the Disaster Response and Recovery Act under Utah Code Section 63K-4-203;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Gary R. Herbert, Governor of the State of Utah, do hereby order that a "State of Emergency" exists due to the aforesaid flooding and runoff in Washington and Kane Counties and that 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 TESTIMONY, WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Utah this 19th day of January 2011.

(State Seal)

Gary R. Herbert
Governor, State of Utah


Greg S Bell
Lieutenant Governor, State of Utah


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