Gov. Jay Inslee issues emergency proclamation for series of severe autumn storms

Jay Inslee
Ted S. Warren

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee issued an emergency proclamation on Thursday, related to a series of severe autumn storms that occurred between Nov. 3 and Nov. 8 across Washington.

Clallam, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, Lewis, Okanogan, Pierce, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, and Wahkiakum counties were affected by the storms.

The storms caused significant power outages, road damage, temporary road closures and detours, and extensive damage to public utilities and electrical power systems.

The Washington State Military Department has activated the State Emergency Operations Center to implement emergency response procedures in these counties.

State agencies and departments are directed to use state resources in accordance with the Washington State Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.

The affected counties are asked to do everything reasonably possible to assist affected political subdivisions in an effort to respond to and recover from the event.

You can read the full emergency proclamation here.

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