WHEREAS, the National Hurricane Center has determined that the southeast coast of the United States is presently vulnerable to the effects of a strengthening hurricane that continues to develop in the Atlantic Ocean; and
WHEREAS, I have been advised that Hurricane Floyd is advancing in a Northwesterly direction and represents a potential threat to the safety, security, welfare, and property of citizens and transients in South Carolina.
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 direct that the South Carolina Emergency Operations Plan be placed into effect. I direct that all prudent preparations be taken at the individual, local, and state levels to protect against the possible effects of Hurricane Floyd. I further direct that the South Carolina National Guard be placed on a standby status and specified units of the National Guard be placed on state active duty to assist civil authorities and to take all reasonable precautions necessary for the preservation of life and property. Additional activations will be directed through procedures outlined in the South Carolina Emergency Operations Plan or as directed by the Director of the South Carolina Emergency Preparedness Division.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 13TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1999.
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