WHEREAS, a state of emergency has been declared (Executive Order 99-44) in South Carolina due to the threat presented by Hurricane Floyd; and
WHEREAS, Sections 1-3-410 through 460, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, confer upon the Governor separate and distinct powers to take such measures necessary to maintain peace and order; and
WHEREAS, Sections 25-1-1820 through 1850 authorize the Governor to order out the South Carolina National Guard in case of danger to persons or property by force and violence and in the event of public disaster; and
WHEREAS, each local jurisdiction may desire the imposition of a curfew or other appropriate restrictions on movement of citizens within the local jurisdiction for the protection of persons and/or property.
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Governor, pursuant to the Constitution and the laws of South Carolina, I do hereby direct and compel that the South Carolina National Guard, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division assist these local governments if and/or when a local government's authority imposes a curfew, or such measures necessary to maintain peace and order within such local jurisdictions. Enforcement of any such established curfew by state officers shall be deemed to be made pursuant to this Order.
This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 15TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1999.
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