WHEREAS, a severe winter storm has impacted South Carolina, resulting in the accumulation of large amounts of snow and ice throughout the State during January 24, and January 25, 2000; and
WHEREAS, the effects of this storm required assistance for stranded motorists, medical emergencies, and logistical support to local governments; and
WHEREAS, this severe weather downed trees, blocked roads, created power outages, and isolated many citizens; and
WHEREAS, it has been determined that the severity of this storm has surpassed the capability of local governments to properly respond to and recover from its effects.
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the powers conferred upon me by the Constitution and Laws of the State of South Carolina, I hereby place the South Carolina National Guard on State duty, and order the utilization of the National Guard's personnel with appropriate equipment, and all required State agencies to
take necessary and prudent actions to assist the citizens of this State in their recovery efforts.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS TWENTY-FIFTH DAY OF JANUARY, 2000.
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 10:19 A.M.