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 -- Victims of the storms and tornadoes between May 4 and May 30, who have not yet registered for federal disaster assistance, have only one month left to apply. July 7, 2003 is the last day to file applications for most disaster assistance programs, according to state and federal disaster recovery officials.
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 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
State and Federal officials are encouraging Kansans recovering from the recent tornadoes and severe storms to visit a local Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) if they have any questions about the disaster assistance process. The DRCs were established to assist those who suffered property or economic damages as a result of the tornadoes and severe storms beginning May 4 and continuing. Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and other state and federal agencies are on hand at the centers.

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