Kansas Severe Storms & Tornado (DR-1366)

Incident period: April 21, 2001 to May 1, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 27, 2001

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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.
May 9, 2001
News Release
Great Bend, KS -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Hoisington will be open on Sunday afternoon, May 13, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. to accommodate citizens of Hoisington and Barton County with questions about their applications, state and federal officials announced. The Disaster Recovery Center is located in the Hoisington City Library, 169 S. Walnut. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
May 9, 2001
News Release
Great Bend, KS -- 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, Carlos Mitchell 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."

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