JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
Gov. Mike Parson signed an executive order on Tuesday, activating the Missouri National Guard to assist local authorities responding to possible severe winter weather.
The Order also extends the existing State of Emergency established in December. That order waives state law requiring that propane tanks be filled only by the company that owns them. The waiver applies only to customers of Gygr-Gas. It will continue through Feb. 28
"As always, we pray for the best but want to be prepared for the worst," Parson said in a press release. "While we hope Missourians will see little disruption due to forecasted winter weather, state government and the Missouri National Guard will be on alert to assist with response efforts if the need arises. Roadways could become increasingly hazardous, and we want to urge Missourians to be prepared and avoid traveling in poor conditions."
The order will expire Feb. 28, unless otherwise terminated or extended.