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Proclamation Declaring State of Emergency

Released:May 29, 2019

PROCLAMATION DECLARING STATE OF EMERGENCY

Download: Signed Proclamation (PDF)

WHEREAS, the City of Stillwater has received more than nineteen (19) inches of rainfall since May 1, 2019 which has caused extensive flooding throughout the City which is a disaster affecting life, health, safety, and property; and

WHEREAS, the City emergency responders and others have conducted numerous water rescues for citizens in homes and vehicles; and

WHEREAS, the City has closed several roads due to flooding; and

WHEREAS, the provisions of Chapter 14, Article II of the Stillwater City Code and state law permit the Mayor of the City of Stillwater to proclaim that a state of emergency exists within any area of the City:

NOW, THEREFORE, BY VIRTUE OF THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY THE STILLWATER CITY CODE AND STATE LAW, I, WILLIAM H. JOYCE, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF STILLWATER, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM AND DECLARE:

SECTION ONE:  That a state of emergency exists within the corporate limits of the City of Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma.

SECTION TWO: That the City of Stillwater requests that the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conduct initial damage assessments (IDA) and preliminary damage assessments (PDA) within the corporate limits of the City of Stillwater in order to determine whether state and federal assistance are available for response and recovery to this flooding disaster.

SECTION THREE: This state of emergency shall continue until terminated by further proclamation.

PROCLAIMED THIS 29TH DAY OF MAY, 2019.

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