WSR 98-18-008



[August 21, 1998]

state of emergency

WHEREAS, it is anticipated that groups with strongly held opposing views and interests concerning the whaling to be undertaken by the Makah Indian Tribe on or after October 1, 1998 will be present at the Makah Days tribal celebration to be held August 28-30, 1998 on the Makah Indian Tribal Lands at Neah Bay and Clallam County, Washington;

WHEREAS, due to the presence of such groups, there is imminent danger of tumult, riot, or other unlawful acts that could result in violence to persons or property, and it is anticipated that responsible local civil authorities will not have sufficient resources to preserve law and order and protect life or property;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gary Locke, Governor of the state of Washington, due to the imminent danger that the aforementioned situation will result in a State of Emergency in Clallam County, do under RCW 38.08, 38.52, and 43.06, hereby direct the implementation of the supporting plans and procedures of the Washington State Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. 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 to and recover from the event. I hereby order the Washington State Military Department to activate the State Emergency Operations Center to implement response procedures, and to coordinate state resources to support local officials in alleviating the immediate social and economic impacts to people, property, and infrastructure, and to assess the magnitude of the event. I also hereby order into active state service the Washington National Guard or such part thereof as may be necessary, at such time as may be necessary, in the opinion of the Adjutant General, to support local law enforcement and to perform any other emergency duties as directed by competent authority. The Adjutant General is directed to use his best efforts to minimize all costs associated with deployment of Washington National Guard resources, in his discretion, without jeopardizing the Guard's readiness and function.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the state of Washington to be affixed at Olympia, this 21st day of August, A.D., Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Eight.
Gary Locke

Governor of Washington


Michelle Burkheimer

Acting Deputy

Secretary of State