State of New Jersey
Executive Order #73

Governor James J. Florio

This Executive Order was extended by Order 74 (Florio) and terminated by Order 76 (Florio)

WHEREAS, severe weather conditions of December 11, 1992 including heavy rains, winds and high tides have created flooding, hazardous road conditions, and threatened homes and other structures in the coastal areas of the State; and

WHEREAS, these weather conditions pose a threat and constitute a disaster from a natural cause which threatens and presently does endanger the health, safety or resources of the residents of more than one municipality and county of this State; and which is in some parts of the State and may become in other parts of the State too large in scope to be handled in its entirety by the normal municipal operating services; and

WHEREAS, the Constitution and Statutes of the State of New Jersey, particularly the provisions of the Law of 1942, Chapter 251 (N.J.S.A. App: 9-30 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 all amendments and supplements thereto, confer upon the Governor of the State of New Jersey certain emergency powers.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAMES J. FLORIO, 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 limited State of Emergency has and presently exists in Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

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.

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
11th day of December in the Year of Our
Lord, one thousand nine hundred and
ninety-two and of the Independence
of the United States, the two hundred
and seventeen.

/s/ James J. Florio


/s/ M. Robert DeCotiis
Chief Counsel to the Governor