Executive Document

This document was published in the February 15, 2012, issue (Vol. 2012, No. 4) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Governor, Administration: Governor's Executive Order EO/002/2012: Declaring a State of Emergency Due to Winter Storm in Davis County

Issued: January 20, 2012


Declaring a State of Emergency Due to Winter Storm in Davis County

WHEREAS, on November 30 to December 1, 2011, a significant winter storm brought damaging down slope winds exceeding 90 mph with gusts over 100 mph in Northern Utah; and

WHEREAS, areas hardest hit were in Davis County and the communities of Centerville, Bountiful, Farmington, Kaysville, and West Bountiful; and

WHEREAS, the high winds disrupted transportation, communications and power; and

WHEREAS, the high winds have caused structural damage to public and private buildings, and required evacuation of residents, and injuries requiring hospitalization; and

WHEREAS, on December 1, 2011, Davis County declared a local emergency; and

WHEREAS, the circumstances of this significant wind event was beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of any single county and/or city and required the combined forces of a mutual aid region or regions to combat; and

WHEREAS, the Utah Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management increased activities to support the incident, implement response procedures, and coordinated resources to support local officials in alleviating the immediate social and economic impacts to people, property, and infrastructure, and is continuing to assess the magnitude of the event; and

WHEREAS, these conditions do create a "State of Emergency" within the intent of Title 63, Chapter 5 of the Utah Code Annotated 1953, as amended;

NOW, THEREFORE, it is found, determined, and declared that a "State of Emergency" exists due to conditions of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property and such area is declared to be a "State of Emergency" area requiring aid, assistance, and relief available pursuant to the provisions of State Statutes.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Utah. Done in Salt Lake City, Utah this 20th day of January 2012.

(State Seal)

Gary R. Herbert
Governor, State of Utah


Greg Bell
Lieutenant Governor



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