West Virginia January Winter Storm - 1/18/2024
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
By the Governor
WHEREAS, developing weather patterns suggest a significant winter storm event followed by dangerous wind chills and other adverse weather events is likely to impact the entirety of the State of West Virginia; and
WHEREAS, the National Weather Service predicts heavy snow, freezing rains, dangerous wind chills, and strong winds beginning Thursday, January 18, 2024, continuing throughout the week and into the coming weekend, posing a threat to the health, safety, welfare, and property of the citizens of West Virginia; and
WHEREAS, in accordance with my authority as Governor, I have declared a State of Emergency for all 55 counties of the State of West Virginia to prepare for such adverse conditions;
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 in all 55 counties, said State of Emergency to remain in effect for thirty days unless terminated by subsequent Proclamation. In response to this State of Emergency, I have INVOKED the emergency powers set forth in West Virginia Code §15-15- 6; UTILIZED the Emergency Operations Plan, as necessary; ORDERED appropriate personnel and resources, as may be deemed necessary, to mobilize and respond to the emergency; 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 Eighteenth Day of January, in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Twenty-Four, in the One Hundred Sixty-First Year of the State.
By the State
SECRETARY OF STATE