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Kansas Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1258)

Incident period: October 30, 1998 to November 15, 1998
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 05, 1998


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.

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 $9,574,047.21 $1,178,287.29 $8,395,759.92
Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 12:28 (Updated daily)

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