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 12, 2003
News Release
Lenexa, KS - Residents in Haskell, Meade and Seward counties, who sustained damage from tornadoes in May, have two more weeks to apply for disaster unemployment assistance. June 27 is the last day applications will be accepted. Residents should call the Kansas Department of Human Resource unemployment insurance toll free number 1-800-292-6333 to determine eligibility under the program.
June 10, 2003
News Release
Lenexa, KS -- One of the best ways to protect your family during a severe storm is to build a safe room. Safe Rooms are built using reinforced steel and concrete to form a protective barrier from flying debris during a storm. Safe Rooms can be constructed either above ground or below ground and are anchored to a concrete slab foundation or floor.
June 10, 2003
News Release
Lenexa, KS - Short-term intervention counseling referral services for the residents of Wyandotte County are just a phone call away. Adults, children and senior citizens who live in Wyandotte County may call 913-831-1773 for assistance, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
June 9, 2003
News Release
Lenexa, KS -- Residents who sustained losses or damage as a result of the recent storms and tornadoes that occurred between May 4 and May 30, have only four more days to visit the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center located at the Arma Community Center, 508 E. Washington St. in Arma, federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today. "The Disaster Recovery Center will be operating until noon Friday, June 13, 2003," said Chuck Bredahl, State Coordinating Officer.
June 9, 2003
News Release
Lenexa, KS -- Residents who sustained losses or damage as a result of the recent storms and tornadoes that occurred between May 4 and May 30, have only five more days to visit the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center located at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd St. in Wyandotte County, Kansas, federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today. "The Disaster Recovery Center will be operating until noon Saturday, June 14, 2003," said Chuck Bredahl, State Coordinating Officer.
June 6, 2003
News Release
Lenexa, KS --Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is now eligible for Allen county residents who are out of work due to the severe storms and tornadoes that occurred May 4 through 30. July 7, 2003 is the deadline for DUA application for Allen county. Other counties that became eligible for DUA previously have deadlines that are fast approaching.

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