State of Emergency Declaration
August 26, 2011
WHEREAS, Hurricane Irene is threatening the Northeast United States, including the State of Maine;
WHEREAS, the health, safety, and welfare of Maine residents are imperiled;
WHEREAS, the resources of many municipalities and counties are limited and may be exhausted in the course of responding to this storm; and
WHEREAS, the resources of the State may be necessary to support and assist any affected counties and communities;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Paul R. LePage, Governor of the State of Maine, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Maine, hereby declare a State of Emergency.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have caused the Great Seal of the State to be hereunto affixed GIVEN under my hand at Augusta this 26 day of August Two Thousand and Eleven.
Paul R. LePage Governor
Charles E. Summers, Jr. Secretary of State