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

May 13, 2003
News Release
Kansas City, KS -- Individuals who have applied for state and federal disaster assistance can expect to be contacted, and may be visited by a damage inspector to verify losses according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Hall. "The inspections help us determine the amount of damages experienced by an applicant and their eligibility, which allows us to assist them in the quickest and most efficient way possible." said Hall.
May 11, 2003
News Release
Kansas City, KS -- Individuals who suffered damages from the severe storms and tornadoes that began May 4, may be eligible for disaster assistance from the State of Kansas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) even if they are insured. "If you are uninsured or under-insured for expenses, damages or losses, FEMA may be able to help," said Federal Coordinating Officer, Mike Hall. " If your losses are not fully covered, take the first step and call FEMA's toll free number 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) to register for assistance."
May 9, 2003
News Release
Kansas City, KS -- State and Federal officials have amended the original Presidential Disaster Declaration of May 6, 2003 to include categories C through G under the Public Assistance Program for the following Kansas counties already determined adversely affected by the tornadoes that began May 4, 2003: Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Neosho and Wyandotte Categories C through G include roads and bridges; water control facilities; buildings and equipment; utilities; parks, recreational facilities and other items.
May 9, 2003
News Release
Kansas City, KS -- Officials from the State of Kansas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a disaster recovery center to assist individuals hard-hit by the recent tornadoes. The center will open in Crawford County, Kansas on Saturday, May 10, 2003. The center will be located at:
May 9, 2003
News Release
Kansas City, KS -- Officials from the State of Kansas and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open a disaster recovery center to assist individuals hard-hit by the recent tornadoes. The center will open in Wyandotte County, Kansas on Friday, May 9, 2003. The center will be located at:
May 9, 2003
News Release
Kansas City, KS -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Relations teams are reaching out to those affected by the tornadoes that hit the area beginning May 4, 2003. Teams are currently in Crawford, Wyandotte and Cherokee counties, and working to expand operations into other counties.

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