EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2008-5

DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY
CITY OF LANSING, INGHAM COUNTY
 
 WHEREAS, a series of severe storms moved through central and southern Lower Michigan between June 6, 2008 and June 8, 2008, causing significant damage to buildings, trees, electrical power lines, roads, and drains;
 
 WHEREAS, the city of Lansing suffered widespread and severe damage from these storms including damage to over 175 residential and commercial structures and public buildings; 

 WHEREAS, numerous streets, alleys, and sidewalks within the city of Lansing remain partially blocked by fallen trees and other storm debris resulting in impeded emergency access;
 
 WHEREAS, the remaining storm debris within the city of Lansing poses a significant threat to public health and safety, and creates potentially hazardous traffic conditions;

WHEREAS, the city of Lansing has declared a local state of emergency 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 city of Lansing 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 Lansing in Ingham 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 Lansing, Ingham 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 10, 2008.
 
 Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Michigan this 13th day of June in the year of our Lord, Two thousand and eight.
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JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM
GOVERNOR

BY THE GOVERNOR:
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SECRETARY OF STATE