Kansas Ice Storm (DR-1402)

Incident period: January 29, 2002 to February 15, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 6, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 21, 2002
News Release
Emporia, Kan. -- State and federal officials urge Kansas residents who lost power or had damage done to their meter boxes or electrical wires during the severe ice storms that began Jan 29, to call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and register for disaster assistance. The deadline to register is April 8, 2002.
February 26, 2002
News Release
Emporia, Kan. -- Community relations specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working with Kansas Emergency Management (KDEM) and local community leaders to reach out to Kansas residents and businesses affected in 35 counties by the severe ice storms that began Jan. 29.
February 26, 2002
News Release
Emporia, Kan. -- For residents wishing to meet with disaster assistance program specialists the time to visit the Disaster Recovery Centers is now. State and federal officials have announced that the Argentine and Overland Park Centers will be closing on Wednesday, March 6, at the end of the day. The centers were established to provide residents with information on disaster assistance for damages resulting from the severe ice storms that began Jan. 29.
February 22, 2002
News Release
Emporia, Kan. -- State officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that more than $540,000 in disaster housing assistance has been approved to aid victims of the severe ice storms that affected 35 Kansas counties. "Grants from our Disaster Housing program assist persons who were unable to stay in their homes due to loss of heat and electricity and had to find alternative accommodations," said Carlos Mitchell, federal coordinating officer for FEMA.
February 21, 2002
News Release
Emporia, Kan. -- State and federal disaster officials have assigned Traveling Disaster Recovery Teams to assist victims of the recent winter ice storms in rural areas who are unable to reach the fixed Disaster Recovery Centers in the Kansas City area. The joint Recovery Teams, provided by the State of Kansas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will set up in disaster-declared counties on an as needed basis offering the same services and assistance available in the fixed centers.

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