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

February 19, 2002
News Release
Emporia, Kan. -- State and federal disaster officials today advised Kansas ice storm victims who received a disaster loan application that assistance may be limited if they do not complete and return the loan application. Many Kansas storm victims have been initially referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to see if they qualify for a low-interest disaster loan to cover storm damages to their homes, personal property and businesses.
February 18, 2002
News Release
IF YOU WERE AFFECTED BY THE SEVERE WINTER ICE STORMS, AND LIVE IN THE 35 DISASTER DECLARED KANSAS COUNTIES, YOU CAN REGISTER FOR STATE AND FEDERAL DISASTER AID BY CALLING 1-800-621-3362. LINES ARE OPEN FROM 8 A.M. TO 6 P.M., SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. THAT NUMBER AGAIN IS 1-800-621-3362.
February 18, 2002
News Release
Emporia, KS -- State and federal disaster recovery officials are advising Kansans to be very careful when hiring contractors to repair damage or remove debris from the recent ice storms. They should beware of unscrupulous contractors trying to take advantage of their misfortune.
February 15, 2002
News Release
Emporia, Kansas -- Disaster assistance for 22 Kansas counties has been expanded to include aid for local governments affected by the recent severe ice storms, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
February 15, 2002
News Release
Emporia, Kansas -- The two Disaster Recovery Centers in Kansas serving applicants impacted by the severe winter ice storms will be open Feb. 18, on Presidents' Day, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. The centers, jointly operated by state and federal agencies, are located at: Kansas City, KS Argentine Community Center 2800 Metropolitan Ave
February 15, 2002
News Release
Emporia, Kansas -- State and federal officials announced today that more than $1.3 million in disaster assistance has been approved to aid victims of the severe ice storms that devastated 68 Kansas and Missouri counties beginning January 29. The assistance, coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and provided by federal, state and voluntary agencies has been granted to individuals, families and businesses affected by the storms.

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