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West Virginia State of Emergency 12.22.22


At Charleston


By the Governor

WHEREAS, developing weather patterns suggest dangerous winter weather-including high winds, freezing rains and temperatures and other adverse weather conditions-is likely to impact the entirety of the State of West Virginia; and

WHEREAS, the National Weather Service predicts heavy winds, freezing rains, and dangerous wind chills beginning the evening of Thursday, December 22, 2022, and continuing into the coming weekend, posing a threat to the health, safety, welfare, and property of the citizens of West Virginia; and

WHEREAS, it has been deemed necessary and beneficial to declare a State of Emergency, pursuant to West Virginia Code § 15-5-6, 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 and continues throughout all 55 counties of West Virginia, 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 § 15-5-6; UTILIZED the Emergency Operations Plan, as necessary; ORDERED appropriate personnel and resources to prepare to mobilize and respond to any emergency that may develop; 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 Twenty-Second Day of December, in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Twenty-Two, in the One Hundred Sixtieth Year of the State.

James C. Justice

By the State

Mac Warner

Last updated: Thursday, December 22, 2022