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Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, And Tornadoes (DR-1254)

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Incident period: October 01, 1998 to October 08, 1998
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 14, 1998


November 17, 1998 - News Release

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- December 14 is the last day that disaster assistance applications can be accepted for the October storms and flooding in Missouri and Kansas, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials. President Clinton declared the region a disaster area on Oct. 14, because of severe storms and flooding. The declaration made available a variety of assistance programs to assist residents and business owners recover and rebuild.

November 14, 1998 - News Release

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Missouri and Kansas residents following President Clinton's disaster declarations in both states for the severe storms and flooding that occurred in early October. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) and is current as of Nov.12, 1998.

November 11, 1998 - News Release

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free registration line, established for those who were affected by the severe October storms and flooding, has changed its operating hours for applicants calling from Missouri. According to Curt Musgrave, FEMA federal coordinating officer for Missouri, the line will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, effective immediately. Previously, the line had been open on Saturdays as well.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $6,640,272.08 $576,432.34 $6,063,839.74
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 12:39 (Updated daily)

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