WSR 99-06-041

PROCLAMATION

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR


[ February 26, 1999 ]

WHEREAS, extensive winter floods, winds, and slides occurred between January 27, 1999, and February 10, 1999, threatening citizens and property of Washington State;


WHEREAS, flooding, winds and slides caused loss of roadway, filling roadway ditches and culverts with eroded soils and debris, sign damage, bridge damage, and other damage in Benton, Clallam, Franklin, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, and Lewis counties;


WHEREAS, the Washington State Military Department 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 infrastructure at an estimated cost of $1,850,000 for the event;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gary Locke, Governor of the state of Washington, as a result of the aforementioned situation and under Chapters 38.08, 38.52, and 43.06 RCW, do hereby proclaim that a State of Emergency exists in Benton, Clallam, Franklin, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason and Lewis 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 events. Additionally, the Washington State Department of Transportation 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 26th day of February, A.D., Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Nine.
Gary Locke


Governor of Washington


BY THE GOVERNOR:


Ralph Munro


Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office