Gov. Gary R. Herbert on Wednesday issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency in response to the severe windstorm that passed through Utah Monday night and Tuesday morning.

"This emergency has impacted residents in several counties. We have seen damage to homes, to critical infrastructures and to the environment," Gov. Herbert said. "Issuing this declaration expedites the use of state resources and federal resources, as they are needed. I am impressed by all the Utahns who are stepping up to clear debris from their homes and neighborhoods. We stand together in our efforts to clean up, rebuild and move forward."

View the Executive Order here.