Study investigating the feasibility of large-scale disaster evacuations in Washington State

by Robert J. Rudolph

Publisher: Washington State Dept. of Emergency Services in Olympia, Wash. (4220 E. Martin Way, Olympia 98504)

Written in English
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  • Disaster relief -- Washington (State),
  • Disaster relief -- Washington (State) -- Planning.

Edition Notes

StatementRobert J. Rudolph.
ContributionsWashington (State). Dept. of Emergency Services.
LC ClassificationsHV555.U6 R83 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination88 p. in various pagings :
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3002282M
LC Control Number84621303

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