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 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 8, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- In his recent visit to tornado stricken areas in South Central Kansas, Vice President Al Gore announced that local communties will be reimbursed 100% of the costs for debris removal. This means that communities conducting tornado debris removal operations will be reimbursed in full for these costs through June 3, 1999.
May 8, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- State and federal officials have established a joint federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Haysville, Kansas. The DRC is located at: The Old Leeker Building 325 North Main Haysville, Kansas The DRC will open to assist applicants on Monday, May 10. The DRC operating hours will be from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., daily until further notice.
May 7, 1999
News Release
The situation in brief as of 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 7, 1999: President Clinton Thursday issued a major disaster declaration for Bowie County, Texas. The disaster declaration makes available a variety of federal programs to help people and communities recover and rebuild more safely for the future. Additional FEMA resources are moving into all affected areas as disaster field offices are established in Kansas and Oklahoma. Shelter operators report that shelter use is decreasing as temporary housing is identified.
May 7, 1999
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The most important first step is to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by calling 1-800-462-9029. For those who are hearing or speech impaired, call [TTY] 1-800-462-7585. You will receive information over the phone and by mail regarding programs available and phone numbers for local offices.
May 7, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal, state and local officials are responding to the disasters in Oklahoma and Kansas. The following is the latest information on the situation: Oklahoma

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