DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY CITY OF FENTON, GENESEE COUNTY
WHEREAS, a severe storm moved through southern Michigan in the late afternoon of August 24, 2007, spawning several tornados and causing significant damage to buildings, trees, and electrical power lines;
WHEREAS, the city of Fenton suffered widespread and severe damage from this storm including damage to over 200 residences and 30 commercial buildings, as well as to Fenton's city hall, schools, and police department;
WHEREAS, numerous streets and roads within the city of Fenton remain blocked by fallen trees and other storm debris;
WHEREAS, the county of Genesee has declared a local state of emergency for the city of Fenton and has activated the disaster response and recovery aspects of their emergency operations plan to the fullest extent possible to cope with the situation;
WHEREAS, the County has determined that local resources are insufficient to address the situation and has requested state assistance;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM, Governor of the State of Michigan, by virtue of the power and the authority vested in the Governor by the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Michigan law, including the Emergency Management Act, 1976 PA 390, MCL 30.401 to 30.421, order the following:
1. A State of Emergency is declared in the city of Fenton in Genesee County.
2. The Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division of the Department of State Police shall coordinate and maximize all state efforts that may be activated to state service to assist local government and officials in the city of Fenton, Genesee County, and may call upon all state departments to utilize available resources to assist in the emergency area consistent with the Michigan Emergency Management Plan.
3. The State of Emergency is terminated at such time as emergency conditions no longer exist and appropriate programs have been implemented to recover from the effects of the emergency conditions but in no case later than September 22, 2007.
Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Michigan this 25th day of August in the year of our Lord, Two thousand and seven.
JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM
BY THE GOVERNOR:
SECRETARY OF STATE