WSR 08-05-068

PROCLAMATION

OFFICE OF

THE GOVERNOR

[ November 6, 2006 ]


PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR


WHEREAS, significant rain and wind storms began on November 2, 2006, and are forecast to continue, threatening citizens and property of Washington State; and


Flooding is causing extensive damage to homes, businesses, public utilities, public facilities, and infrastructures in Clallam, Jefferson, Mason, Kitsap, Grays Harbor, Thurston, Okanogan, Pierce, King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Lewis, Pacific, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Clark, and Chelan Counties; and


Potential damage from landslides and wind may cause extensive damage to homes, businesses, public utilities, public facilities, and infrastructures in Clallam, Jefferson, Mason, Kitsap, Grays Harbor, Thurston, Okanogan, Pierce, King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Lewis, Pacific, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Clark, and Chelan Counties; and


The Washington State Military Department has activated the state Emergency Operations Center, implemented response procedures, and is coordinating resources to support local officials in alleviating the immediate social and economic impacts to people, property, and infrastructures, and is assessing the magnitude of the event.


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Christine Gregoire, Governor of the state of Washington, as a result of the above-described situation and under Chapters 38.08, 38.52, and 43.06 RCW, do hereby proclaim that a State of Emergency exists in Clallam, Jefferson, Mason, Kitsap, Grays Harbor, Thurston, Okanogan, Pierce, King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Lewis, Pacific, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Clark, and Chelan 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 to and recover from the event. I also hereby order into active state service the Washington National Guard, or such part thereof as may be necessary in the opinion of the Adjutant General, to perform such duties as directed by competent authority. Additionally, the Washington State Military Department, Emergency Management Division is instructed to coordinate all event-related assistance to the affected areas.


Signed and sealed with the official seal of the state of Washington this 6th day of November, A.D, Two Thousand and Six at Olympia, Washington.
By:
Christine O. Gregoire
Governor
BY THE GOVERNOR:
Sam Reed
Secretary of State

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