West Virginia State of Preparedness
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA
By the Governor
WHEREAS, beginning on or about the 12th day of January, Two Thousand Twenty-Two, developing weather patterns prompted the National Weather Service to commence prediction of a significant winter storm event that is likely to impact West Virginia; and
WHEREAS, the National Weather Service predicts potentially heavy precipitation throughout the weekend and into the coming week, causing 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 Preparedness, pursuant to West Virginia Code § I 5-5-6, for all 55 counties of the State of West Virginia to prepare for such adverse conditions; 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 Preparedness exists and continues throughout all 55 counties of West Virginia, said State of Preparedness to remain in effect for thirty days unless terminated by subsequent Proclamation. In response to this State of Preparedness, l 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 14th day of January, in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Twenty-Two, in the One Hundred Fifty-Ninth Year of the State.
By the State
SECRETARY OF STATE