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 18, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Kansas Hazard Mitigation Team are presenting a free workshop, Rebuilding a Safer, Stronger Community, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 21, 1999, at the Clarion Hotel-Airport, 5805 West Kellogg, Wichita, Kan. You are welcome to attend the entire workshop to learn about Safe Room construction design, wind storm mitigation techniques, and hear a presentation from the National Weather Service, including a discussion of NOAA's weather radio indoor alert system.
May 18, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Kansas Hazard Mitigation Team are presenting a free workshop, Rebuilding a Safer, Stronger Community, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 21, 1999, at the Clarion Hotel-Airport, 5805 West Kellogg, Wichita, Kan. "We hope that all those interested in learning more about lessening the damage from severe storms and tornadoes will attend this free workshop-renters, homeowners, business owners, builders and lenders," said Federal Coordinating Officer Curt Musgrave.
May 18, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Teleregistration and Helpline numbers for FEMA have changed hours beginning on Tuesday, May 18, 1999. They will be closed on Sundays and have changed hours of operation on the other days. The toll-free Teleregistration number 1-800-462-9029 (TDD 1-800-462-7585) will operate Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Helpline toll-free number is 1-800-525-0321 (TDD 1-800-462-7585) and hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
May 18, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Teleregistration and Helpline numbers for FEMA have changed hours beginning on Tuesday, May 18, 1999. They will be closed on Sundays and have changed hours of operation on the other days. The toll-free Teleregistration number 1-800-462-9029 (TDD 1-800-462-7585) will operate Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Helpline Line toll-free number is 1-800-525-0321 (TDD 1-800-462-7585) and hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
May 18, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Kansas Hazard Mitigation Team are presenting a free workshop, Rebuilding a Safer, Stronger Community, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 21, 1999, at the Clarion Hotel-Airport, 5805 West Kellogg, Wichita, Kan. "We hope that all those interested in learning more about lessening the damage from severe storms and tornadoes will attend this free workshop-renters, homeowners, business owners, builders and lenders," said Federal Coordinating Officer Curt Musgrave.
May 17, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Federal disaster assistance to Kansas victims of the violent storms and tornadoes of May 3 has topped the $2.25-million mark, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "We are pleased that we have been able to provide so much aid to storm and tornado victims this quickly," said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Curt Musgrave. "The federal/state inspection teams have really been working hard to keep the process moving."

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