WHEREAS, effective at 3:30 p.m. on August 25, 1998, the undersigned ordered a mandatory evacuation in Executive Order 98-22 of all persons in Horry and Georgetown Counties east of Highway 17 or Highway 17 Bypass, whichever of the two being the furtherest inland, because of the imminent danger posed by Hurricane Bonnie; and
WHEREAS, conditions now exist which justify allowing reentry of persons into Horry and Georgetown Counties in areas previously ordered evacuated; specifically areas east of Highway 17 or Highway 17 Bypass, whichever of the two being the furtherest inland.
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Governor, pursuant to the Constitution and Statutes of the State of South Carolina, I hereby order that persons affected by the mandatory evacuation order set forth in Executive Order 98-22 in areas not covered by the terms of Executive Order Number 98-24 be allowed to return to all areas of Horry and Georgetown Counties, and the mandatory evacuation provisions of Executive Order 98-22 are hereby rescinded effective at 8:00 a.m. today.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 27TH DAY OF AUGUST, 1998
DAVID M. BEASLEY
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