OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
[March 25, 1998]
proclamation by the governor
WHEREAS, a unique combination of events occurred on March 3, 1998, that resulted in the catastrophic failure of the Carbon River Bridge on State Route 165 in Pierce County, Washington;
WHEREAS, this situation is severely impacting the residents and communities that depend upon this sole access;
WHEREAS, the Washington State Department of Transportation, following the state's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan is coordinating resources to support local officials in alleviating the immediate social and economic impacts to people and property. The severity of the situation is beyond the capabilities of the affected political subdivision and state agencies.
NOW THEREFORE, I, GARY LOCKE, Governor of the state of Washington, as a result of the aforementioned situation and under RCW 43.06 and 38.52, do hereby proclaim that a State of Emergency exists in Pierce County and direct the implementation of the Washington State Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. State agencies and departments are directed to utilize state resources to do everything possible to assist the affected political subdivision in an effort to cope with the emergency.
|IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the state of Washington to be affixed at Olympia, this 25th day of March, A.D., nineteen hundred and ninety-eight.|
Governor of Washington
BY THE GOVERNOR
Tracy A. Guerin
Deputy Secretary of State