EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 2008-10



WHEREAS, the State of Texas has been impacted by Hurricane Ike and has requested assistance from the State of South Carolina 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 civil authorities in the State of Texas have requested the support of the South Carolina National Guard with disaster recovery; and

WHEREAS, the South Carolina National Guard is prepared to provide the personnel and equipment necessary to assist in the impending impacted area.

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 and utilize South Carolina National Guard personnel and equipment requested through the Emergency Management Division and in consultation with the Governorís Office, to fulfill the mission in support of the State of Texas. National Guard personnel 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 15th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2008.

MARK SANFORD
Governor

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