WHEREAS, a state of emergency has been declared (Executive Order 99-44) in South Carolina due to the hazardous conditions created by Hurricane Floyd; and
WHEREAS, Sections 1-3-410 through 1-3-460, as well as Section 25-1-440, confer upon the Governor extraordinary powers to take measures necessary to maintain peace and order; and
WHEREAS, high water on the Waccamaw River and its tributaries resulting from Hurricane Floyd has created a danger to public safety and private property due to debris and hazardous currents.
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, effective at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, September 19, 1999, I ordered the following prohibitions imposed on all watercraft operations on the Waccamaw River and its tributaries between the North Carolina/South Carolina border south to its intersection with the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway: no vessel shall be operated in these waters except at idle speed, and all vessel operations are prohibited in these waters between the hours of 7PM and 7AM except for law enforcement and emergency personnel, and those persons living in residences in the affected area reachable only by water.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 20th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1999.
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