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Executive Order #101

Governor Christine Todd Whitman

This executive order rescinded by EO # 121 Whitman.

WHEREAS, the most recent weather reports as of Wednesday September 15, 1999, indicate that severe weather conditions are imminent due to the approach of Hurricane Floyd; and

WHEREAS, the storm poses a serious danger and constitutes a disaster from a natural cause which threatens and presently does endanger the health, safety or resources of the residents of one or more municipalities or counties of this State; and which may become in parts of the State, too large in scope to be handled in its entirety by normal municipal operating services; and

WHEREAS, the Constitution and statutes of the State of New Jersey, particularly the provisions of the Laws of 1942, Chapter 251 (N.J.S.A. App. A:9-30 et seq.), the Laws of 1979, Chapter 240 (N.J.S.A. 38A:3-6.1), and the Laws of 1963, Chapter 109 (N.J.S.A. 38A:2-4) and all amendments and supplements thereto, confer upon the Governor of the State of New Jersey certain emergency powers.

THEREFORE, I, CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN, Governor of the State of New Jersey, in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of the State of New Jersey do declare and proclaim that a State of Emergency exists in the State of New Jersey.

NOW THEREFORE, in accordance with the Laws of 1963, Chapter 109 (N.J.S.A. 38A:2-4), I hereby authorize the Adjutant General of the New Jersey National Guard to order to active duty such members of the New Jersey National Guard, that, in his judgment, are necessary to provide aid to those localities where there is a threat or danger to the public health, safety and welfare. He may authorize the employment of any supporting vehicles, equipment, communications or supplies as may be necessary to support the members so ordered.

FURTHERMORE, in accordance with the Laws of 1942, Chapter 251 (N.J.S.A. App. A:9-33 et seq.), as supplemented and amended, I hereby empower the Superintendent of the Division of State Police, who is the State's Director of Emergency Management, through the police agencies under his control, to determine the control and direction of the flow of such vehicular traffic on any State highway, municipal or county road, including the right to detour, reroute or divert any or all traffic, to prevent ingress or egress from any area and to remove parked abandoned vehicles from State highways that he, in his discretion, deems necessary for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the public.

FURTHERMORE, the Superintendent of the Division of State Police is hereby authorized to order the evacuation of all persons, except for those emergency and governmental personnel whose presence he deems necessary, from any area where their continued presence would present a danger to their health, safety or welfare because of the conditions created by this emergency.

FURTHERMORE, the Superintendent of the Division of State Police is hereby authorized to utilize all facilities owned, rented, operated and maintained by the State of New Jersey to house and shelter persons who may need to be evacuated from a residence, dwelling, building, structure or vehicle during the course of this emergency.

FURTHERMORE, in accordance with the Laws of 1942, Chapter 251 (N.J.S.A. App. A:9-34), as supplemented and amended, I reserve the right to utilize and employ all available resources of the State government and of each and every political subdivision of the State, whether of persons, properties or instrumentalities, and to commandeer and utilize any personal services and any privately owned property necessary to protect against this emergency.

This Order shall take effect immediately and it shall remain in effect until such time as it is determined by me that an emergency no longer exists.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal
this 15th day of September in the
Year of Our Lord, One Thousand
Nine Hundred and Ninety Nine
and of the Independence of the
United States, the Two Hundred
and Twenty Fourth

/s/ Christine Todd Whitman
Governor

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Attest:

/s/ Richard S. Mroz
Chief Counsel to the Governor

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