WHEREAS, effective at noon on September 14, 1999, the undersigned ordered a mandatory evacuation in Executive Order 99-44 of persons in Jasper, Beaufort, Hampton, Colleton, Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Georgetown, and Horry, because of the imminent danger imposed by Hurricane Floyd; and
WHEREAS, conditions now exist which justify allowing re-entry of persons into Jasper, Beaufort, Hampton, Colleton, Charleston, Berkeley, and Chester, in areas previously ordered evacuated however, damaged areas as identified by local officials on a County to County basis may be restricted to insure the safety of the citizens.
NOW THEREFORE, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me as Governor, pursuant to the Constitution and LAWS of the State of South Carolina, I hereby order that persons affected by the mandatory evacuation order set FORTH in Executive Order 99-44 be allowed to return to all areas of Jasper Beaufort, Hampton, Colleton, Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Counties, and declare that the mandatory evacuation provisions of Executive Order 99-44 are hereby rescinded for these counties effective at 7:00 AM on September 16, 1999.
The evacuation order for the designated areas of Horry and Georgetown Counties remains in full force and effect until further notice.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA THIS 16TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1999.
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