executive order rescinds EO #78 Whitman.
rains, strong winds and high tides created flooding, hazardous road
conditions and threatened homes and other structures within the
Counties of Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth and Ocean, beginning February
4, 1998 and continuing through February 5, 1998; and
and issues related to the severe weather conditions required that
I invoke the emergency powers vested in the Governor by the Constitution
and Statutes of this State, including, but not limited to, the provisions
of the Laws of 1942, Chapter 251 (N.J.S.A. App. A:9-33 et seq.)
and 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
issued Executive Order No. 78 on February 6, 1998, declaring a State
of Emergency, which Order provided, among other things, that members
of the New Jersey National Guard be ordered to active duty to provide
aid and recovery assistance to those localities where there was
a threat to the public health, safety and welfare and authorized
the employment of any supporting vehicles, equipment, communications
or supplies as were necessary to support the members so ordered;
severe weather conditions which were the cause for the issuance
of that Order have subsided;
I, CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN, Governor of the State of New Jersey,
by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and
by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:
1. The State
of Emergency that prompted the issuance of Executive Order No.
78 having subsided, Executive Order No. 78 is hereby rescinded.
2. The State
Director of Emergency Management remains authorized and empowered
to utilize all facilities owned, rented, operated and maintained
by the State of New Jersey to house and shelter persons who may
need shelter as a consequence of the emergency.
3. The State
Director of Emergency Management remains authorized to order the
evacuation of all persons from any area where their continued
presence would present a danger to their health, safety or welfare
because of the conditions created by the emergency.
4. The Department
heads of the various agencies of State government who are called
upon to provide assistance in the aftermath of the emergency shall
continue to lend assistance to ensure the protection of the health,
safety and resources of the residents of Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth
and Ocean Counties and the State of New Jersey.
Order shall take effect immediately.
under my hand and seal
this 10th day of March in the Year
of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine
Hundred and Ninety Eight, and of the
Independence of the United States,
the Two Hundred and Twenty-Second.
: /s/ John
J. Farmer, Jr.
Chief Counsel to the Governor