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 9, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- In response to Governor Bill Graves request, the counties of Chase, Coffey, Franklin, Harvey, Lyon, Neosho, Sumner, and Wilson 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.
November 7, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Disaster officials of both State of Kansas Division of Emergency Management Division (KDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) warn owners of flood-damaged homes to proceed cautiously and prepare carefully before returning to their flood-damaged homes. Homeowners should assume that anything touched by floodwater is contaminated. Mud left by floodwater can contain chemicals from sources as varied as your garden chemicals to a neighbor's propane tank to the oven cleaner you stored in the kitchen.
November 7, 1998
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- State and federal officials have established a joint federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Augusta, Kansas. The DRC is located at: Walnut Valley Manor 2100 N. Ohio Augusta, Kansas 66106 The DRC will open to assist applicants on Monday, November 9. The DRC operating hours will be Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
November 5, 1998
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster funds were made available today to assist relief efforts for flooded families and businesses in three rain-swollen Kansas counties, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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