WHEREAS, a series of severe storms moved through southern Michigan between June 5 and June 6, 2010, causing significant damage to buildings, trees, electrical power lines, roads, and drains;
WHEREAS, the Village of Dundee, the Township of Dundee, Frenchtown Charter Township, the Village of Estral Beach, and other local areas in Monroe County suffered particularly severe damage from this storm including very substantial damage to residences and commercial buildings;
WHEREAS, on June 6, 2010, Monroe County declared a local state of emergency and requested state assistance;
WHERAS, the Michigan Department of State Police immediately activated the state emergency operations center to provide logistical support and assistance and deployed state resources to the affected area including additional state police troopers to assist with traffic control and law enforcement issues, Michigan Department of Transportation personnel and equipment to assist with clearing state highways and trunk lines, and emergency management personnel to provide support at the county emergency operations center;
WHEREAS, on June 8, 2010, the Michigan State Police received a request from the Monroe County asking for a state declaration of emergency and for state resources to assist with local clean up and recovery efforts;
WHEREAS, the Emergency Management Act, 1976 PA 390, MCL 30.403 to 30.421, authorizes the Governor to declare a state of emergency when she finds that an emergency has occurred or the threat of emergency exists and state assistance is required to supplement local efforts and capabilities to save lives, protect property and the public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in any part of this state;
WHEREAS, the Monroe County has declared 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 Monroe 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 Monroe County, and may call upon all state departments to utilize available resources to assist in the emergency area focusing on public health and safety concerns 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 July 7, 2010.
This order is effective upon filing.
Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Michigan this 9th day of June in the year of our Lord, Two thousand and ten.
JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM
BY THE GOVERNOR:
SECRETARY OF STATE