Environmental Assessment for the Mansion Estates FEMA Emergency Temporary Group Housing Site, Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas
The severe storms and flooding that occurred throughout southeast Kansas starting on June 26th, 2007, damaged or destroyed many homes and businesses and displaced thousands of citizens when creeks and rivers overflowed. The flooding destroyed more than 860 homes and severely damaged 1,591 homes throughout the State. President Bush signed a federal disaster declaration (FEMA-1711-DR-KS) on July 2, 2007. FEMA proposes to provide temporary housing at the Mansion Estates site under its Individual Assistance Program, which provides emergency temporary housing for disaster victims whose homes are uninhabitable. An Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared to study the potential impacts to the human and natural environment of the proposed project. The EA and has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing NEPA, and FEMA regulations implementing NEPA.