WHEREAS, the State of Florida has been besieged by the destructive forces of Hurricane Frances and has requested assistance from the State of Mississippi under terms of the Emergency Management Assistance Compact; and

WHEREAS, Florida civil authorities have requested support of the Mississippi National Guard to cope with said hurricane:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Amy Tuck, Lieutenant and Acting Governor of the State of Mississippi, pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 119 and Section 217, Mississippi Constitution of 1890, and Sections 7-1-5, 33-7-301, and 33-7-305, Mississippi Code of 1972, do hereby direct Major General Harold Cross, Adjutant General of the Mississippi National Guard, to order out such officers and enlisted personnel of the Mississippi Guard as he deems necessary and requisite and for such duration as he deems appropriate to assist the civil authorities in the State of Florida. Major General Cross will be in direct Command of the troops ordered to active duty and will use such equipment as may be found necessary in his opinion to accomplish the support mission of the National Guard troops.

The members of the Mississippi National Guard ordered to active duty under the provisions of this Order shall be subject to the provisions, privileges, and immunities of the Statutes of the State of Mississippi governing the National Guard.

FURTHER, the pay and expenses of the troops ordered to State Active Duty shall be paid as provided in Sections 33-7-313, 33-7-315 and 33-9-15. All costs will be reimbursed as authorized by Section 33-15-307 4(g), the Mississippi Emergency Act of 1995, Mississippi Code of 1972. The State of Florida will reimburse the State of Mississippi pursuant to the terms of the Emergency Management Assistance Compact.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Mississippi to be affixed.

DONE in the City of Jackson, September 3, 2004, in the two hundred and twenty-ninth year of the United States of America.

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