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

December 7, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Federal and State officials announced today that the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) located in Arkansas City and Augusta will close Friday, December 11. The DRC provided assistance and information to Kansans who experienced damages and losses from the storms and flooding that occurred between October 30 and November 15.
December 4, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- In response to Governor Bill Graves' request, assistance available in six counties was expanded to include public assistance.
December 3, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- As many residents of flood-ravaged Kansas are learning, the Individual and Family Grant (IFG) program provides federal and state aid for individuals and families with serious disaster-related needs who have no other recourse. So far, 190 Kansans have received $1,052,356 for the IFG program due to the severe storms and floods that occurred between October 30 and November 15, 1998.
December 2, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- In light of the recent flooding in the south central Kansas area, Federal Emergency Management officials will conduct a series of National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) post-flood workshops in Wichita, Winfield, and Augusta, Kansas to promote flood insurance and floodplain management.
December 2, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Douglas, Johnson, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte Counties have been designated for federal disaster assistance in two separate disasters. Damage resulting from severe storms and flooding occurring between October 1 and October 8 qualified the above counties for inclusion in President Clinton's October 14, 1998, disaster declaration. For administrative purposes, this disaster is designated DR-1254-KS and all releases and advisories pertaining to it are numbered 1254-xxx.
December 1, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- In response to Governor Bill Graves request, the counties of Johnson, Leavenworth, Marion, and Wyandotte were added to President Clinton's disaster declaration of November 5, 1998. Homeowners, renters, farmers, agricultural producers, and business owners who sustained damage from severe storms and flooding are now eligible for federal assistance.

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