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STATE OF INDIANA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
INDIANAPOLIS

EXECUTIVE ORDER: 14-01

FOR: DECLARING A DISASTER EMERGENCY IN 29 INDIANA COUNTIES DUE TO SEVERE SNOW STORMS, EXTREMELY COLD TEMPERATURES, AND DANGEROUSLY WINDY CONDITIONS


TO ALL WHOM THESE PRESENTS MAY COME, GREETINGS.

WHEREAS, IC 10-14-3-12 provides that the governor shall declare a disaster emergency by executive order if he determines that a disaster involving widespread or severe damage, injury or loss of life or property has occurred or that the occurrence or threat of a disaster is imminent;

WHEREAS, beginning on January 5, 2014, a severe weather system moved through Clinton, Delaware, Elkhart, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Jasper, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, LaPorte, Madison, Marshall, Montgomery, Newton, Noble, Porter, Pulaski, Rush, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben, Sullivan, Tipton, Vermillion, Vigo, Wabash, White, and Whitley counties, and consisted of severe snowstorms, extremely cold temperatures, and dangerously windy conditions;

WHEREAS, the weather system caused widespread damage and excessive loss;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, MICHAEL R. PENCE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Indiana, do hereby:

DECLARE that a state of disaster emergency exists in Clinton, Delaware, Elkhart, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Jasper, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, LaPorte, Madison, Marshall, Montgomery, Newton, Noble, Porter, Pulaski, Rush, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben, Sullivan, Tipton, Vermillion, Vigo, Wabash, White, and Whitley counties. This declaration of disaster emergency shall be effective immediately and continue for thirty (30) days pursuant to IC 10-14-3-12;

ORDER the Executive Director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to coordinate all necessary assistance with appropriate federal, state, and local agencies.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Michael R. Pence, have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Indiana on this 6th day of January 2014.

Michael R. Pence
Governor of Indiana

SEAL
ATTEST: Connie Lawson
Secretary of State

Posted: 01/15/2014 by Legislative Services Agency

DIN: 20140115-IR-GOV140001EOA
Composed: Oct 31,2014 11:07:59AM EDT
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