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June 18, 2001
News Release
Great Bend, KS -- Residents of Barton County who suffered damage from the severe storms, flooding, hail and tornado which struck Hoisington, Kansas on April 21, have only one week remaining to register for federal disaster assistance programs. The last day to register for Federal Disaster assistance is Tuesday, June 26.
June 11, 2001
News Release
Great Bend, KS, -- Residents of Barton County who suffered damage from the severe storms, flooding, hail and tornado which struck Hoisington Kansas on April 21, have only two weeks remaining to register for federal disaster assistance programs. The last day to register for Federal Disaster assistance is Tuesday, June 26.
May 25, 2001
News Release
Great Bend, KS, -- Residents of Barton County who suffered damage from the severe storms, flooding, hail and tornadoes which struck Hoisington Kansas on April 21, have only one month remaining to register for federal disaster assistance programs. The last day to register for Federal Disaster assistance is Tuesday, June 26.
May 23, 2001
News Release
Great Bend, KS -- For Hoisington and Barton County residents who wish to meet with Recovery Specialists to ask about available assistance for damages resulting from the storms and tornadoes of April 21st, the time for visiting the Disaster Recovery Center is getting shorter. Through 6:00 p.m., May 30, residents of the Hoisington and Barton County area can get answers to questions and check on the status of their applications at the Disaster Recovery Center located at the Hoisington Public Library, 169 S. Walnut Street.
May 18, 2001
News Release
Great Bend, KS -- May 31 is the deadline for applying for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for people who are out of work due to the severe storms, flooding, hail and tornadoes that struck Hoisington, state and federal officials have announced. Individuals must apply during the open application period, even if they do not expect to receive benefits immediately.
May 17, 2001
News Release
Great Bend, KS -- State and federal disaster recovery officials announced today that the Disaster Recovery Center in Hoisington will modify its hours for the weekend to accommodate those affected by the severe storms and tornado of April 21. The Center will be open this Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., closed Sunday. Regular hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., are still in effect.
May 16, 2001
News Release
Great Bend, KS -- Disaster officials of both Kansas Division Emergency Management (KDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge owners of wind-damaged property and building contractors working in the affected area to check with local zoning officials before making extensive repair or rebuilding wind-damaged property.
May 14, 2001
News Release
Hoisington, KS -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has activated its Disaster Information Helpline for those affected by the April 21 tornado. "If you need information about assistance programs or want to learn the status of your application for disaster assistance, you should call our Helpline," said Federal Coordinating Officer Carlos Mitchell. "The Helpline may not be able to answer all of your questions, but can refer you to other agencies or organizations who can help you."
May 11, 2001
News Release
Great Bend, KS -- Many residents and business owners of Barton County received losses and damages from the severe storms and tornadoes on April 21. State and federal officials encourage anyone who suffered damage to apply for assistance as soon as possible and not to prejudge their eligibility for the variety of programs and services offered under the April 27 Presidential declaration.
May 10, 2001
News Release
Great Bend, KS -- Operating hours for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free registration number and its Helpline have changed. Services are now available Monday through Saturday, 8a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed Sunday.

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