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 11, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- State and federal officials have established a joint federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Wichita, Kansas. The DRC is located at: 2561-20 South Seneca St. Wichita, Kansas The DRC will open to assist applicants on Thursday, May 13. The DRC operating hours will be from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., daily until further notice.
May 11, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- In response to Governor Bill Graves' request, the counties of Reno and Sumner were added today to President Clinton's disaster declaration of May 4, 1999. Homeowners, renters, farmers, agricultural producers, and business owners in Reno, Sedgwick and Sumner Counties who sustained damage from the severe storms and tornadoes which struck south-central Kansas on May 3, are now eligible for federal assistance.
May 11, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- In the first week that residents of Sedgwick County have been eligible for state and federal disaster aid, more than $133,000 in Disaster Housing Assistance has been paid to residents affected by the tornadoes. Also, the first Individual and Family Grant Program (IFG) checks were processed by the state of Kansas today, May 11. On May 4, President Clinton declared Sedgwick County a major disaster area. The declaration made residents and business owners in that county eligible to apply for various disaster assistance programs.
May 11, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued over 5,500 disaster loan applications to victims of deadly tornadoes that ravaged communities in Oklahoma and Kansas last week, SBA Administrator Aida Alvarez said today.
May 10, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- If you suffered damages from the recent severe storms and tornadoes, you may be eligible for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) even if you are insured. Federal Coordinating Officer, Curt Musgrave said, "If you were uninsured, under-insured or your insurance policy did not cover some of your expenses, damages or losses, FEMA may be able to help."
May 10, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- New information on the Federal, state and local response to the Kansas disaster.

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