Kansas Tornadoes and Severe Storms (DR-1273)

Incident period: May 3, 1999 to May 6, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 4, 1999

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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.
May 24, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) has been awarded an Immediate Services Grant (ISG) to provide crisis counseling to Sedgwick County victims of the May 3 storms and tornadoes.
May 20, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- With more than $3 million in disaster assistance already having been approved for those who suffered damage in the violent storms and tornadoes on May 3, Kansas residents have started repairs and rebuilding to get their lives back in order. But experiences at other disasters show pitfalls await the unwary, and emergency management officials post a "Caution" sign on the road to recovery.

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