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June 21, 1999
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Beginning Tuesday, June 22, Kansans will be able to get specific information from disaster-prevention advisors on how to build disaster-resistant structures or rooms in their homes to provide better family protection from tornadoes.
June 8, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Residents of Segwick, Sumner and Reno counties who suffered damage from the severe storms and tornadoes which stuck south-central Kansas on May 3, have only 14 days remaining to register for federal disaster assistance programs.
June 8, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Kansans following the severe storms and tornadoes of May 3, one month ago. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) update disaster-relief information and numbers daily from their Disaster Field Office in Wichita. The information below summarizes ongoing response and recovery efforts for Reno, Sedgwick and Sumner counties:
June 2, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Residents of Segwick, Sumner and Reno counties who suffered damage from the severe storms and tornadoes which stuck south-central Kansas on May 3, have only 30 days remaining to register for federal disaster assistance programs.
May 29, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Haysville and Wichita will convert to U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) workshops on Friday, May 28. The center in Haysville is located in the old Leeker Building at 325 North Main. The center in Wichita is located in the old Spaghetti Jack's building in the West Way Shopping Center at 2561 South Seneca Street.
May 28, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) workshops will be closed for the holiday weekend Saturday through Monday, May 29-31. The workshops, located in the old Leeker Building at 325 North Main in Haysville, and in the old Spaghetti Jack's building in the West Way Shopping Center at 2561 South Seneca Street, Wichita, will re-open Tuesday.
May 27, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- People who live or work in Sedgwick, Reno, and Sumner counties and who are unable to work because of the severe storms and tornadoes that hit the area May 3, 1999, may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). DUA is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and administered by the Kansas Department of Human Resources (KDHR).
May 27, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- State and federal officials have announced the closing of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) workshops in Wichita and Haysville, Kan., on June 4, 1999. The workshop in Wichita is the old Spaghetti Jack's location in the West Way Shopping Center, 2561 South Seneca St. In Haysville, the workshop is in the old Leeker Building, 325 North Main.
May 26, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free registration line (1-800-462-9029, TTY 1-800-462-7585) and the toll-free FEMA Helpline (1-800-525-0321, TTY 1-800-462-7585) both will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Regular hours for these toll-free numbers are Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Those who have registered with FEMA and have questions about their applications or about the programs for which they may qualify should call the FEMA Helpline.
May 24, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Kansans following the severe storms and tornadoes of May 3. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) update disaster-relief information and numbers daily from their Disaster Field Office in Wichita. The information below summarizes ongoing response and recovery efforts for Reno, Sedgwick and Sumner counties.

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