STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
Office of the Governor
WHEREAS, the State of Mississippi has been affected by storms, causing high winds, flooding and tornadoes, beginning on April 12, 2020, and continuing, and thus state assistance will be necessary to support statewide local governments' response and recovery efforts; and
WHEREAS, these storms have caused and may cause damage to homes, businesses, and public property and threaten the safety of the citizens and property throughout the State of Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, in consideration of the health and safety of the residents and the protection of their property within the affected areas, and in the public interest, all steps should be taken to protect people and property.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Tate Reeves, Governor of the State of Mississippi, pursuant to the authority vested in me under the Mississippi Constitution and Miss. Code Ann. § 33-15-1 l (b) (l 7), and in the public interest and for the general welfare, do hereby proclaim a State of Emergency to exist in the areas of the State of Mississippi affected by, or areas that may be affected by, these storms. The provisions of this proclamation shall exist and remain in effect until this threat to public safety shall cease to exist as prescribed in Section 33-15-1 l(b)(l7).
FURTHER, all agencies of the State of Mississippi shall discharge their emergency responsibilities as deemed necessary as set forth in the State of Mississippi's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.
IN WITNESS, WHEREOF, I have here unto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Mississippi to be affixed.
DONE in the City of Jackson, on the 12th of April, in the year of our Lord, two thousand and twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and forty-third.
SECRETARY OF STATE