WHEREAS, torrential rains on the morning of August 27, 1995, resulted in flooding in certain areas of Greenville County, South Carolina, on August 27, 1995; and,
WHEREAS, this flooding was responsible for the destruction of portions of the primary road system of Greenville County, thereby rendering them unsafe for public travel and impassable; and,
WHEREAS, a disabled and immobile citizen near the Town of Batesville is exclusively dependent upon an access road and a bridge for passage to dialysis treatment; and,
WHEREAS, the road and bridge systems have been closed by officials of Greenville County because of flooding and therefore cannot presently be used to transport the disabled citizen to dialysis treatment which is necessary to sustain life; and
WHEREAS, the necessity to assist the citizen with this critical lifesaving treatment will require additional support from the South Carolina National Guard.
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the powers conferred upon me by the Constitution and Laws of the State of South Carolina, I hereby place the South Carolina National Guard on state duty and order the utilization of the South Carolina National Guard's personnel and equipment to assist in the emergency evacuation of said citizen for lifesaving treatment.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT
SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
THIS 31ST DAY OF AUGUST, 1995
DAVID M. BEASLEY
JAMES M. MILES
Secretary of State
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