WSR 97-02-045



[December 30, 1996]

amending proclamation of an emergency

The severe winter storm which began December 26, 1996 is continuing to cause extensive damage throughout Washington State.

WHEREAS, heavy snowfall and flooding has caused extensive damage to homes, businesses, infrastructure, and public utilities in Lewis, Grays Harbor, Jefferson and Cowlitz Counties;

NOW THEREFORE, I, MIKE LOWRY, Governor of the state of Washington as a result of the aforementioned situation and under RCW 43.06 and 38.52, do hereby amend the proclamation of December 26, 1996, and further proclaim that a State of Emergency exists in Lewis, Grays Harbor, Jefferson and Cowlitz Counties and authorize execution of the Washington State Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.

IN WITNESS WHERE OF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the state of Washington to be affixed at Olympia, this 30th day of December, A.D., Nineteen Hundred Ninety-six.

Mike Lowry


Governor of Washington


Ralph Munro


Secretary of State

Legislature Code Reviser


Washington State Code Reviser's Office