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 8, 2001
Great Bend, KS -- Two "Safe Room And Wind Resistance Construction Workshops" will be held this week in Hoisington, Kan. As homeowners and business owners turn to the task of rebuilding after the F-4 tornado that swept through Hoisington April 21, state and federal officials emphasize the need to rebuild stronger and safer.
May 7, 2001
Great Bend, KS -- In the unsettled days and weeks following a disaster, people whose lives have been disrupted must make many decisions that may be confusing and difficult to sort out. People of all ages can be overwhelmed by the mounds of information thrown at them in a short period of time. "In disaster situations, scam artists are often ready to take advantage of the misfortunes of others," warns Gene Krase, state coordinating officer for the recovery process.
May 3, 2001
Hoisington, KS -- Examples of Safe Room units will be available for the public to examine in Hoisington, Kan., beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 4. The Safe Rooms will be located at the Hoisington Municipal Building, 109 E. First St., in Hoisington, Kansas.
May 1, 2001
Great Bend, KS -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by the April 21 tornado, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), in Hoisington, Wednesday, May 2. It will be located in: Hoisington Public Library 169 S. Walnut St. Open Wednesday, May 2 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Operating hours after Wednesday will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday until further notice.
April 27, 2001
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster aid has been made available for Kansas to supplement the recovery needs of families and businesses in Barton County victimized by violent storms and the fierce tornado that ravaged the city of Hoisington last weekend, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
April 27, 2001
Kansas City, MO -- President Bush today declared Hoisington and Barton County a federal disaster area. On April 21, a fast-moving storm system brought heavy rain, severe thunderstorms, and tornadoes to Barton County, devastating areas in and around Hoisington. Residents and business owners in the City of Hoisington and Barton County who were affected by the severe storms and tornadoes which occurred on April 21, 2001, now are eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance, according to state and federal recovery officials.