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 1, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Federal and State officials announced today that the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located in Cottonwood Falls will close Thursday, December 3. 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. It is located at 226 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.
November 23, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Richard Bishop, Postmaster of the Augusta, Kansas Post Office announced today that the U. S. Postal Service has resumed street delivery to the flood affected areas. Bishop added, "We realize that some of you will not have returned to your homes or may not return in the immediate future. To assist us in handling your mail, we need every affected customer to give us the information we need to deliver your mail. I truly understand each and every one of your predicaments and we are doing our best not to add to your problems."
November 20, 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. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts for the week of November 16 to 20. 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.
November 19, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) teleregistration center and helpline will be closed on Thursday, November 26, to observe the Thanksgiving holiday. Disaster victims who need assistance and have not registered with FEMA are encouraged to do so now. It takes about 15 minutes to register by phone at: 1-800-462-9029. TTY service is available at 1-800-462-7585 for anyone who is hearing or speech impaired. The registration numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CST), Monday through Friday.
November 19, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- In response to Governor Bill Graves' request, Greenwood, Harper, and Saline Counties were added for Public Assistance to President Clinton's disaster declaration of November 5. Assistance available in Butler, Cowley Neosho, Sedgwick and Sumner Counties were expanded to include Public Assistance.
November 18, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- In the aftermath of the floods that struck Kansas, people who seek disaster assistance may find that they have also been issued a U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan application. These forms are sent to all applicants (both individuals and business owners) who may qualify for a loan. This form must be completed and returned before any further assistance can be considered.

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