To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: Seattle Earthquake - He really said that?!
From: "Krumm, Colleen D POA02" <Colleen.D.Krumm(--nospam--at)poa02.usace.army.mil>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 13:54:40 -0900
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