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DATE: August 31, 2005
TO: Interested Media
FROM: Alia Faraj, Governor’s Communications Director
RE: Governor’s Executive Order Number 05-177 (Amending Executive Order 05-176) (Hurricane Katrina) 

Governor’s Executive Order Number 05-177
(Amending Executive Order 05-176)

 

Please see the attached Executive Order 05-177 regarding Hurricane Katrina.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please call the Governor’s press office at (850) 488-5394.

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state of florida

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

executive order number 05-177

(Amending Executive Order 05-176)

(Hurricane Katrina)

WHEREAS, by Executive Order 05-176, a state of emergency was declared due to the threat of Hurricane Katrina to the State of Florida; and

WHEREAS, Hurricane Katrina has caused damage and destruction to Florida’s communities, as well as to neighboring states, which states having assisted Florida during our times of crisis under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact; and

WHEREAS, the State of Mississippi has invoked the Emergency Management Assistance Compact and is in desperate need of Florida’s assistance; and

WHEREAS, other states suffering catastrophic damages as a result of Hurricane Katrina may invoke the Emergency Management Assistance Compact in the days and weeks to come;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEB BUSH as Governor of Florida, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Article IV, Section 1(a) of the Florida Constitution and by the Florida Emergency Management Act, as amended, and all other applicable laws, do hereby promulgate the following Executive Order, to take immediate effect:

Section 1. Section 3.C. of Executive Order 05-176 is amended to read: The authority to invoke and administer the Emergency Management Assistance Compact and other Compacts and Agreements existing between the State of Florida and other States, and the further authority to coordinate the allocation of resources to and from such other States that are made available under such Compacts and Agreements so as best to meet this emergency.

Section 2. Section 9 of Executive Order 05-176 is amended to read: I hereby find that the demands placed upon the funds appropriated to the agencies of the State of Florida and to local agencies may be inadequate to pay the costs of this disaster. In accordance with Section 252.37(2), Florida Statutes, to the extent that funds appropriated to the agencies of the State and to local agencies may be inadequate to defray the costs of this disaster, I hereby direct the transfer of sufficient funds from any unappropriated surplus or from the Budget Stabilization Fund. As directed by the State Coordinating Officer, agencies of the State of Florida and local agencies receiving these funds shall timely seek reimbursement for the State of Florida as provided under Section 252.929, Florida Statutes, the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, and other compacts, agreements, and laws.

Section 3. Except as amended herein, Executive Order 05-176 is ratified and reaffirmed.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Florida to be affixed, at Tallahassee, the Capitol, this 30th day of August, 2005.

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