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May 25, 1999
Introduced by Reps. Miller, Rodgers, Chellis, Keegan, Altman, Kennedy, Limehouse, Gilham, Barfield, Witherspoon, Dantzler, Bowers, Kelley, Bailey and Young-Brickell
S. Printed 5/25/99--H.
Read the first time March 2, 1999.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 3647), to memorialize the Congress of the United States, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
RICHARD M. QUINN, JR., for Committee.
TO MEMORIALIZE THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, AND THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY TO REVISIT THE CURRENT REGULATIONS TO ALLOW FOR THE REINSTATEMENT OF PREVIOUSLY APPROVED EMERGENCY SHELTERS IN THE COASTAL COUNTIES AND TO APPROVE SHELTERS RECOMMENDED BY LOCAL CITY AND COUNTY GOVERNMENTS OF GEORGETOWN, HORRY, CHARLESTON, BEAUFORT, AND COLLETON.
Whereas, during evacuation efforts since Hurricane Hugo, it has become apparent that the coastal counties of South Carolina, including Georgetown, Horry, Charleston, Beaufort, and Colleton are greatly affected by the new regulations concerning emergency shelters; and
Whereas, in considering any plan for the safety of the citizens of the coastal areas of South Carolina, it must be realized that many do not have transportation and cannot leave their homes to travel to distant shelters. Tourists, as well as local residents, must be routed on limited highways to unfamiliar locations creating additional safety hazards; and
Whereas, no lives were lost in previously approved shelters during Category 4 Hurricane Hugo; and
Whereas, numerous shelters have been removed from the approved list since Hurricane Hugo and this has caused much hardship for many to reach safety. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, memorialize the Congress of the United States, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to revisit the current regulations to allow for the reinstatement of the previously approved emergency shelters in the coastal counties and to approve shelters recommended by local city and county governments of Georgetown, Horry, Charleston, Beaufort, and Colleton.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to each member of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation, the Chief of Engineers of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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