Kansas Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1258)

Incident period: October 30, 1998 to November 15, 1998
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 5, 1998

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

January 15, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Kansas residents following the severe storms and floods that occurred between October 30 and November 15, 1998. The following is a summary of assistance provided as of the Disaster Field Office closing on January 15, 1999. More than 2,388 victims of the recent severe storms and floods have registered for assistance through FEMA's toll-free registration line. The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved $11,676,800 in disaster loans.
December 21, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Kansas disaster victims who have not yet registered for federal disaster assistance have only two more weeks to apply. January 4, 1999, is the last day to file applications for most disaster assistance programs, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials.
December 15, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Federal and state officials are reminding Kansans that free help for disaster related stress is just a phone call away. If you are experiencing emotional distress as a result of the severe storms and flooding which ravaged south-central Kansas from October 30 to November 15 and you live in one of the counties listed below, assistance is available.
December 15, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- In response to Governor Bill Graves' request, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that public assistance is now available to Woodson County.
December 11, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Kansas residents following the recent severe storms and floods that occurred between October 30 and November 15. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts for the period ending December 11. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will update this information biweekly from the Joint Information Center at Kansas City, Kansas.
December 11, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- If your vehicle was damaged or destroyed by the severe storms and flooding you may be eligible to receive help meeting disaster related transportation needs. In certain instances, loans or grants may be authorized to repair or replace disaster-damaged vehicles or to help provide alternate safe and reliable transportation, including public transportation.

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