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MADISON – Governor Scott Walker issued Executive Order #308 and a corresponding directive today to help those in Hurricane Florence’s path.

“We want to make sure our fellow Americans have the help and aid they need from our state as they recover from Hurricane Florence,” said Governor Walker.

The order and corresponding directive:

  • Authorizes the adjutant general to call elements of the Wisconsin National Guard to state active duty to assist civilian authorities;
  • Allows permanent state employees who are certified Red Cross disaster relief volunteers to take a leave of absence up to thirty days to provide specialized disaster services in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia;
  • Suspends certain restrictions and limitations to help carriers transport vital emergency relief supplies more efficiently. 

The executive order is available here and the corresponding directive is available here.