ST. CHARLES COUNTY (KMOX) - County Executive Steve Ehlmann at noon today declared a State of Emergency in St. Charles County. He also closed all County Government offices and the County Courthouse after consulting with the presiding judge.
“The resources of the State of Missouri may be needed to assist affected jurisdictions and to help relieve potential conditions of distress and hazards to the safety and welfare of our fellow Missourians,” Ehlmann said in the declaration.
Ehlmann pointed out that cities and residents are requesting the services of St. Charles County Government as a result of the severe weather conditions starting Jan. 31.
Captain Dave Todd, who heads the County’s Division of Emergency Management, said the State of Emergency declaration makes the County eligible for state resources and equipment, including help from the National Guard.
“We have a potential crisis, and we want to stay out in front of this,” Todd said. ‘The National Guard will coordinate rescue operations for us.”
Todd said the main concerns for St. Charles County for the rest of the day are the expected heavy snowfall and potential power outages.
The State of Emergency order will stand until emergency conditions no longer exist in St. Charles County.