Feb. 28, 2001
Local Proclamation of Emergency
WHEREAS, the King County Office of Emergency Management has reported to the King County Executive, beginning February 28, 2001 at 10:54 AM, an earthquake causing an emergency by creating damage and possible injury in King County.
WHEREAS, persons and property are and will be threatened and damaged unless further efforts are taken to reduce the threat to life and property; and
WHEREAS, this disaster is causing an undesignated amount of damage; and
WHEREAS, the severity and magnitude of this disaster is beyond the response and recovery capability of local resources; and
WHEREAS, there is an emergency present which necessitates activation of the King County Emergency Operations Plan and utilization of emergency powers granted pursuant to RCW Chapter 38.52. and K.C.C. Chapter 12.52, therefore
That it is hereby declared that there is an emergency due to an earthquake and secondary hazards affecting King County; therefore designated departments of King County are authorized to enter into contract and incur obligations necessary to combat such emergency to protect and provide emergency assistance to victims of such emergency. SECTION 2
Each designated department is authorized to exercise the powers vested under Section 1 of this Resolution in light of the exigencies of an extreme emergency situation without regard to time consuming procedures and formalities prescribed by law (excepting mandatory constitutional requirements). DATED this 28th day of February, 2001 [Signed] RON SIMS, King County Executive
State of Washington
Updated: Feb. 28, 2001
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