WSR 00-04-012



[ January 21, 2000 ]

WHEREAS, extensive winter floods, winds, and slides occurred between December 11, 1999, and December 20, 1999, threatening citizens and property of Washington State;

WHEREAS, these events caused shoulder washouts, which filled roadway ditches and culverts with eroded soils and debris, loss of bridge embankment, and other damage in Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Skagit, Pierce, and Whatcom Counties;

WHEREAS, the Washington State Military Department is coordinating resources to support local officials in alleviating the immediate impacts upon the infrastructure, and is continuing to assess the magnitude of these events;

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 Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Skagit, Pierce, and Whatcom 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. 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 21st day of January, A.D., Two Thousand.
Gary Locke

Governor of Washington


Ralph Munro

Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office