WSR 98-15-079



[July 15, 1998]

whereas, heavy rains, flash flooding, and slides occurred on July 3, 1998, threatening citizens and property of Washington State;

whereas, the heavy rains, flash flooding, and slides caused extensive damage to public utilities, public facilities and infrastructure in Yakima and Kittitas Counties;

now, therefore, I, Gary Locke, Governor of the state of Washington, as a result of the aforementioned situation and under RCW 38.08, 38.52, and 43.06, do hereby proclaim that a state of emergency exists in Yakima and Kittitas Counties and direct the supporting plans and procedures to the Washington State Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan be implemented. State agencies and departments are directed to utilize state resources and to do everything possible to assist affected political subdivisions in an effort to respond and recover from the event.

Additionally, the Washington State Military Department, Emergency Management Division (EMD) is instructed to coordinate all event-related assistance to the affected areas.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the state of Washington to be affixed at Olympia this 15th day of July, A.D., nineteen hundred and ninety-eight.
Gary Locke

Governor of Washington


Michelle Burkheimer

Acting Deputy Secretary of State

Legislature Code Reviser


Washington State Code Reviser's Office