WSR 01-07-031



[ February 28, 2001 ]

WHEREAS, an Earthquake occurred February 28, 2001 threatening citizens and property of Washington State;

WHEREAS, a 7.0 Richter scale Earthquake occurred 10.9 miles northeast of Olympia in Puget Sound, causing extensive damage to homes, businesses, public utilities, public facilities, and infrastructure in King, Thurston, Pierce, Kitsap, and possibly other counties.

WHEREAS, 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 infrastructure, and is assessing the magnitude of the event;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gary Locke, Governor of the state of Washington, as a result of the aforementioned situation and under RCW 38.08, 38.52, and 43.06, do hereby proclaim that a State of Emergency exists in Western Washington 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.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the state of Washington to be affixed at Olympia, this 28 of February, A.D., Two Thousand and one.
Gary Locke

Governor of Washington


Sam Reed

Secretary of State

Washington State Code Reviser's Office