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 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.
June 6, 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 services summary at close of business June 5, 2003:
June 5, 2003
News Release
Lenexa, KS -- Recovery specialists with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will have a Safe Room on display at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Liberal beginning Friday, June 6. The Safe Room will be available for viewing at: Seward County Exhibition Hall, 810 Stadium Road Liberal, KS Friday, June 6 through Tuesday, June 10 9 a.m. to 6 p.m, except Sunday when it is open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
June 5, 2003
News Release
Lenexa, KS -- Meade County, one of several counties with damage from the May tornadoes and storms, was originally added to the president's disaster declaration for individual assistance. The declaration has now been amended to qualify Meade county for public assistance. "Our review of the information that has been provided indicates enough significant damage to amend the original disaster declaration and make Meade county eligible for additional federal assistance," said Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Hall.
June 3, 2003
News Release
Lenexa, KS - State and Federal Emergency Management officials are concerned about mold and mildew problems in people?s homes due to the recent heavy rains. "Mold could become a problem in your home if there is enough moisture available to allow mold to thrive and multiply," said Mike Hall, Federal Coordinating Officer. "Dampness in basements, walls, carpets, and wood caused by storms, provide an environment for mold to flourish. You can also be exposed to mold through skin contact and eating."
June 2, 2003
News Release
Lenexa, KS - Today, Allen County was added to President Bush's May 6 disaster declaration for Kansas. Allen County is now eligible for both individual assistance and public assistance. "Our review of additional information indicated enough significant damage to amend the original disaster declaration and make Allen county eligible for federal help," said Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Hall.

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