WHEREAS, pursuant to Executive Order 2002-16, issued June 17, 2002, a state of emergency has existed in Horry County since June 16, 2002, as a result of uncontrolled and spreading wildfires; and
WHEREAS, under Executive Order 2002-16, I directed certain assets of the South Carolina National Guard, at the discretion of the Adjutant General and in coordination with SCEPD, to be placed on state duty and ordered the utilization of the National Guard's fire suppression personnel to take all necessary action to provide Horry County with the delivery of critical equipment and services; and
WHEREAS, while fire officials continue to closely monitor the area, the fires in Horry County are currently contained and the situation is stable, with no immediate danger to public safety and welfare or the property of the citizens of this State.
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Governor, pursuant to the Constitution and Laws of the State of South Carolina, I hereby declare that Executive Order 2002-16 is cancelled, rescinded, and from this date declared null and void.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 3rd DAY OF JULY, 2002.
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