West Virginia Hurricane Ida SOE
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA
By the Governor
WHEREAS, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of West Virginia, in anticipation of excessive rainfall and remnants of Hurricane Ida expected to cause, among other things, ground saturation, flooding, and dangerous driving conditions, I declared a State of Preparedness in all 55 counties of West Virginia, on August 29, 2021; and
WHEREAS, it has been determined that such adverse weather conditions are at this time imminent; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JIM JUSTICE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as the Governor of the State of West Virginia, and in view of the foregoing, do hereby FIND AND DECLARE that a State of Emergency exists and continues throughout all 55 counties of West Virginia, said State of Emergency to remain in effect for thirty days unless earlier terminated by subsequent Proclamation. In response to this State of Emergency, I have INVOKED the emergency powers set forth in West Virginia Code § 15-5-6; UTILIZED the Emergency Operations Plan, as necessary; ORDERED appropriate personnel and resources to be prepared to mobilize and respond to any emergency that may develop and for which such personnel and resources are required; and DELEGATED certain administrative powers to the Director of the West Virginia Emergency Management Division, as necessary, to facilitate the provision of essential emergency services.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of West Virginia to be affixed.
DONE at the Capitol in the City of Charleston, State of West Virginia, this Thirty-First day of August, in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Twenty-One, in the One Hundred Fifty-Ninth year of the State.
By the State
SECRETARY OF STATE