Declaration of Major Disaster
Because of the earthquake which struck Alaska at 5:36 p.m., Alaska Standard Time, March 27, 1964, and accompanying tidal waves and fires causing widespread loss to life and property, I hereby declare that a major disaster exists.
All State agencies and employees are directed to concentrate their efforts as far as is possible to providing emergency relief and recovery assistance.
DATED at Juneau, Alaska, this 27th day of March, 1964.
S/S WILLIAM A. EGAN
WILLIAM A. EGAN
Governor of Alaska