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 14, 2002
News Release
Emporia, Kansas -- To further help individuals and business owners affected by the recent severe ice storms, the State of Kansas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open two Disaster Recovery Centers in the Kansas City area on Friday, February 15 at: Kansas City, KSThe Argentine Community Center2800 Metropolitan Ave Overland Park, KSNational American UniversityOverland Park Extension10310 Mastin
February 13, 2002
News Release
Emporia, Kansas -- Kansas residents who have applied for federal and state disaster assistance because of the recent winter ice storms can expect to be contacted and visited by a damage inspector according to disaster officials. "The inspections help us determine the amount of damage experienced by an applicant and their eligibility," said Carlos Mitchell of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA). "This allows us to assist applicants in the quickest and most efficient way possible."
February 12, 2002
News Release
Emporia, Kansas -- Kansas residents who suffered damages to their personal or business properties from the recent severe winter ice storms should register for recovery assistance whether the losses were insured or not. That's the word today from state and federal officials coordinating the disaster recovery effort.
February 11, 2002
News Release
Emporia, Kansas -- State and federal disaster assistance is now available to residents of 35 Kansas counties that were affected by the severe winter ice storms that wreaked havoc on the state beginning on Jan. 29.
February 6, 2002
News Release
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster aid has been made available for Kansas to help families and businesses recover from the effects of the severe winter ice storm that began last month, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


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