Kansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding (DR-1462)

Incident period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 6, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 23, 2003
News Release
Lenexa, KS -- Residents and business owners in Anderson, Allen, Cherokee, Crawford, Douglas, Haskell, Labette, Lawrence, Meade, Miami, Neosho, Osage, Seward, Woodson and Wyandotte counties, who sustained damage from tornadoes in May, have two more weeks to apply for disaster assistance. July 7 is the last day applications will be accepted. That is also the deadline for submitting loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property.
June 20, 2003
News Release
Lenexa, KS -- Residents in Haskell, Meade and Seward counties, who sustained damage from tornadoes in May, have only one more week to apply for disaster unemployment assistance. June 27 is the last day unemployment assistance applications will be accepted. Residents should call the Kansas Department of Human Resources unemployment insurance toll free number 1-800-292-6333 to determine eligibility under the program.
June 20, 2003
News Release
Lenexa, KS -- Recovery specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will have a Safe Room on display in Kansas City, Missouri at the following location: Antioch Shopping Center 5307 Center Mall Kansas City, Missouri June 21-23-9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The display will be located in the bottom half of the parking lot.
June 17, 2003
News Release
Lenexa, KS -- If your small business suffered economic injury as a result of the tornadoes and severe storms that began on May 4, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program is available for small businesses that suffered economic injury from the May disaster and are unable to obtain credit elsewhere. Economic injury is the inability of a business to meet its obligations as they mature and to pay its ordinary and necessary operating expenses.
June 13, 2003
News Release
Lenexa, KS - To better assist Kansas residents and business owners who sustained losses from recent storms and tornadoes, the Disaster Recovery Center in Liberal, (Seward County) Kansas will relocate to Kismet, Kansas and open again on June 17 at: Kismet Community Pavilion 507 South Main Kismet, Kansas
June 13, 2003
News Release
Lenexa, KS - Assistance and services are being provided in a timely manner to victims of the May storms and tornadoes. Counties included in the Presidential disaster declaration for both public and individual assistance are Allen, Anderson, Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Leavenworth, Meade, Miami, Neosho, Seward, Woodson and Wyandotte. Additionally, Douglas, Haskell and Osage counties are included for individual assistance only. Recovery Summary at Close of Business June 11, 2003:

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