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 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.
May 31, 2003
News Release
Lenexa, KS -- Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is for people who are out of work due to the severe storms and tornadoes beginning May 4, 2003 and continuing. The deadline for applying for Disaster Unemployment Assistance for those in Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Leavenworth, Miami, Neosho, and Wyandotte counties is rapidly approaching. Applications must be made by June 8, 2003 for those counties. The DUA deadline for application in Anderson, Douglas, Osage and Woodson counties is June 15, 2003.
May 30, 2003
News Release
Lenexa, KS -- Effective Saturday, May 31, the toll-free registration and Helpline number for FEMA, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), is changing hours. The new hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm. CDT, until further notice. Telephone lines will be closed on Sundays. The new hours also apply to the TTY number for hearing/speech impaired, 1-800-462-7585.
May 30, 2003
News Release
Lenexa, KS -- Farmers and ranchers in the disaster declared counties of Haskell, Meade and Seward, in addition to the earlier declared counties, are eligible to apply for disaster-recovery assistance from a variety of sources.
May 30, 2003
News Release
Lenexa, KS -- Officials from the State of Kansas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to assist individuals hard-hit by the recent tornadoes and storms. The center will open in Seward County on Tuesday, June 3 at 9 a.m. Seward County Exhibition Hall 810 Stadium Road Liberal, Kansas 67901 Initial Hours of Operation: Tuesday June 3 through Saturday June 7 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m Sunday, June 8 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
May 29, 2003
News Release
Lenexa, KS -- Less than four weeks after the storms and tornadoes beginning May 4 and continuing, residents of the disaster-declared counties are rapidly receiving aid through state and federal assistance programs. Counties included in the Presidential disaster declaration for both public and individual assistance are Anderson, Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Leavenworth, Miami, Neosho, Seward, Woodson and Wyandotte. Additionally, Douglas, Haskell, Meade and Osage counties are included for individual assistance only.

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