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Governor Holcomb Issues Executive Order to Prepare for Solar Eclipse

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STATEWIDE, Ind. (WOWO) – Governor Eric Holcomb has issued an executive order to boost Indiana’s emergency response systems ahead of the anticipated surge of visitors for the total solar eclipse.

Governor Eric Holcomb has taken proactive steps to prepare Indiana for the upcoming total solar eclipse by signing an executive order aimed at strengthening the state’s emergency response, transportation, communication, and critical infrastructure systems. The order enables Indiana to access resources from other states through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), ensuring readiness to handle potential emergencies resulting from the surge in eclipse viewers.

In his statement, Governor Holcomb stressed the importance of preparedness in light of the expected increase in visitors. Citizens are reminded of emergency protocols, including the ability to text or call 911 in case of an emergency.

For the full executive order text, click here.


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1 comment

Slacker06 March 28, 2024 at 8:51 am

Dopey Prince Eric the Chinless Wonder of Hoosierville once again steps into the breach. I don’t remember any such executive order for any past solar eclipse. After all, such cosmic events are common place here on earth and have been for thousands, if not millions of years. Why not order schools to close? Why not ban traffic on that day? Close businesses. Issues an order for everyone to stay inside and close all their window coverings! Nanny Holcomb is ridiculous. The end of his term cannot come soon enough. Besides, he can scribble all the executive orders he wants to but it will not prevent a single mishap due to the eclipse. Who is he helping? No one except his own ego.


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