STATE OF DELAWARE
EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER TEN
TO: Heads of All State Departments and Agencies
SUBJECT: Appointment of State Emergency Planning Director
WHEREAS, the events of the storm disaster which struck our coastal areas in March, 1962, demonstrated the clear need for a State official to coordinate the activities of our State agencies and to represent our State in matters involving the Office of Emergency Planning of the Federal Government in time of disaster; and
WHEREAS, careful, intelligent planning is needed to develop the machinery for dealing with all types of disasters which may beset our State; and
WHEREAS, the Cuban crisis brought about by the buildup of offensive weapons by Communist forces further emphasizes the need for special planning in Delaware to provide for any future emergencies which may arise; and
WHEREAS, the Secretary of State, the Honorable Elisha C. Dukes because of his effective and efficient handling of the recent position of Coordinator of Disaster Recovery and Rehabilitation, has clearly demonstrated his competency in this field;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of Delaware, do HEREBY ORDER that the office of State Emergency Planning Director is created and that the Honorable Elisha C. Dukes is hereby appointed as the Emergency Planning Director for the State of Delaware. All actions of State Departments and Agencies related to the United States Office of Emergency Planning shall be coordinated through this office.
APPROVED this twenty-fourth day of October, 1962.
ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor
ATTEST: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State