WHEREAS, the State of South Carolina expects an unusually large number of citizens to congregate at the State House during the period of August 19 through August 21, 2001, for funeral services honoring Congressman Floyd Spence; and
WHEREAS, the City of Columbia is expecting very high temperatures, humidity, and extreme traffic conditions which will cause these citizens additional undue stress; and
WHEREAS, the South Carolina National Guard is prepared to provide the personnel and equipment necessary to assist these citizens.
NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to the powers conferred upon me by the Constitution and Laws of the State of South Carolina, I hereby direct the Adjutant General to place on state duty South Carolina National Guard personnel and equipment, as deemed necessary, to fulfill the mission in support of the State's citizens. National Guard personnel and equipment deployment should be coordinated through the Emergency Preparedness Division. This Executive Order is retroactive to August 19, 2001.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 20th DAY OF AUGUST 2001.
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