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
November 17, 1998
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- State and federal officials will open a joint Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas on Thursday, November 19. The DRC is located at: 226 Broadway Cottonwood Falls, Kansas 66845 The DRC will be open to assist applicants from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, until further notice.
November 16, 1998
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Just 11 days after President Clinton declared Kansas a federal disaster area, more than $1.5 million in disaster housing assistance has been paid to victims of the severe storms and flooding that occurred between October 30 and November 15, according to state and federal disaster recovery officials.
November 12, 1998
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials advise Kansas residents to be extremely careful when hiring contractors to clean and repair disaster damage to their homes and businesses. "In disaster situations, scam artists are often ready to take advantage of the misfortunes of others," warns Tiffany Ball of the Kansas Attorney General's Office.
November 11, 1998
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Where do you go from here - now that the storms have subsided and the flood waters are receding? One of the first steps in the recovery process should be a call to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
November 10, 1998
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- In response to Governor Bill Graves request, Douglas County was 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.
November 10, 1998
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- In the aftermath of the severe October storms and flooding, officials are urging homeowners, renters and businesses to purchase flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). "You can buy federal flood insurance no matter where you live if your community participates in the NFIP", said Carol Coleman, federal coordinating officer. "The program was created to provide affordable flood insurance to people who live in areas with risk of flooding."