WHEREAS, a state of emergency in the Counties of Clarendon, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Florence, Horry, Marion, Orangeburg, Sumter, and Williamsburg was declared on October 25, 2002 (Executive Order 2002-32), due to Tropical Storm Kyle which struck the eastern portion of South Carolina on October 11, 2002, resulting in tornadoes and significant flooding in many of these counties; and
WHEREAS, under Executive Order 2002-32, I directed that state agencies, boards and commissions respond within their capabilities to assist in the recovery from the disaster in these designated counties; and
WHEREAS, the Constitution and Laws of South Carolina provide that a declared state of emergency shall not continue for a period of more than 15 days without the consent of the General Assembly; and
WHEREAS, the state of emergency for Clarendon, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Florence, Horry, Marion, Orangeburg, Sumter, and Williamsburg. ended at midnight, November 9, 2002.
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the Constitution and Laws of the State of South Carolina, I hereby declare that Executive Order 2002-32 is cancelled, rescinded, and from this date declared null and void.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 DECEMBER, 2002.
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