WHEREAS, the State of Florida is projected to be impacted by Hurricane Wilma that could result in massive damages; and
WHERE AS, the State of Florida has requested the support of the South Carolina National Guard effective October 22, 2005, to assist in security, transportation, and communications in response to this potential disaster under the terms of the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, as provided in Section 25-9-420 of the South Carolina Code of Laws; and
WHEREAS, the South Carolina National Guard is prepared to provide the personnel and equipment necessary to assist the State of Florida.
NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to the powers conferred upon me by the Constitution and Laws of the State of South Carolina, on October 22, 2005, I directed the Adjutant General to place on state duty and utilize the South Carolina National Guard personnel and equipment requested through the Emergency Management Division and in consultation with the Governor's Office, to fulfill the mission in support of the State of Florida. National Guard personnel and equipment deployment and mission requirements should be coordinated through the Emergency Management Division in accordance with the Emergency Management Assistance Compact.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 25th DAY OF OCTOBER, 2005.
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