EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 12 - 18
DETERMINATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN CLATSOP, COLUMBIA, CURRY, DOUGLAS, LINCOLN, AND TILLAMOOK COUNTIES DUE TO DAMAGING WINDS, HEAVY RAINS, FLOODING, MUDSLIDES, AND LANDSLIDES.
Pursuant to ORS 401.165, I find that a threat to life, safety, and property exists due to severe weather that has caused a natural disaster of major proportions to the state highway system in Clatsop, Columbia, Curry, Douglas, Lincoln, and Tillamook Counties. Beginning November 16, 2012, damaging winds, heavy rains caused flooding, mudslides, landslides and erosion throughout the Counties.
This has resulted in an estimated $1,356,865 of damage to federal-aid highways in Clatsop, Columbia, Curry, Douglas, Lincoln, and Tillamook Counties. This storm system damaged state highways throughout these Counties with scour, washouts, sink holes, serious tree and debris flow, mudslides and landslides.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS DIRECTED AND ORDERED:
The Oregon Department of Transportation shall provide appropriate assistance and seek federal resources to effect repairs and restoration of the federal-aid highway system in Clatsop, Columbia, Curry, Douglas, Lincoln, and Tillamook Counties.
This order was made by proclamation this 14th day of December, 2012.
/s/ John A. Kitzhaber
John A. Kitzhaber, M.D.
/s/ Kate Brown
SECRETARY OF STATE