WSR 11-11-041



[ May 7, 2011 ]




WHEREAS, on April 25, 2011, I issued Proclamation 11-08, proclaiming a State of Emergency for Chelan, Cowlitz, Ferry, King, Kittitas, Mason, and Snohomish Counties as a result of sever spring storms that produced extensive rainfall throughout Washington from March 15 through April 10, 2011; and

As the Washington State Department of Transportation continued to assess damage caused by these storms and implement repairs, it became evident that additional damage to state and county road systems resulting from saturated soils and flooding also extended into Grays Harbor and Pierce Counties. Damage to these roadways has caused and may continue to warrant temporary closure or limited access impacting public safety and infrastructure; and

It is necessary for the Washington State Department of Transportation to use emergency contracting procedures and commence work to repair, remove and replace the affected roadways in Grays Harbor and Pierce Counties; and

The Washington State Department of Transportation and local jurisdictions are continuing to coordinate resources to repair the state and county road systems, assess the damage caused by this incident, and implement repairs and detours to alleviate the immediate and long term impacts upon the infrastructure and public safety; and

The impact of this incident to the life and health of our citizens, as well as the property and transportation infrastructure of Washington State, is a public disaster that affects life, health, property or the public peace.

NOW, THEREFORE, I Christine O. Gregoire, Governor of the state of Washington, as a result of the aforementioned situation and under Chapters 38.52 and 43.06 RCW, do hereby proclaim that Proclamation 11-08 remains in effect, and that a State of Emergency also exists in Grays Harbor and Pierce Counties, in addition to the counties identified in Proclamation 11-08. I again direct the plans and procedures in the Washington State Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan be implemented. State agencies and departments are directed to utilize state resources and to do everything reasonably possible to assist affected political subdivisions in an effort to respond to and recover from the incident.

Signed and sealed with the official seal of the state of Washington this 7th day of May, A.D. Two-thousand and Eleven at Olympia, Washington


Christine O. Gregoire



Steve Excell

[Assistant] Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office