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Seattle Earthquake - He really said that?!

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SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state Gov. Gary Locke declared a state of
emergency on Wednesday, estimating the damage from a 6.8-magnitude
earthquake in the Seattle area in the billions of dollars. 
Locke said he had spoken with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (news
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officials were looking at ways to help the state cope with widespread damage
to roads and buildings in western Washington. 
``Thank goodness the damage is primarily structural. It could run into the
billions of dollars, quite frankly,'' Locke said in a televised interview. 
``A lot of overpasses and roads ... have sunk,'' Locke added, noting the
governor's mansion and state capitol building in Olympia had suffered heavy

C. Krumm