Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes (DR-1535)

Incident period: June 12, 2004 to July 25, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 3, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 24, 2004
News Release
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Deadlines for local governments to apply for disaster assistance for damages or losses experienced from flooding, severe storms and tornadoes in June and July are approaching, disaster recovery officials said today. Federal Coordinating Officer Philip Parr of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said, "Agencies have 30 days from the day they were added to the presidential disaster declaration to signify their intent to apply for reimbursement of eligible disaster related costs or losses."
August 19, 2004
News Release
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Local governments in two additional Kansas counties are now eligible to apply for reimbursements for losses or costs resulting from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that affected the state from mid-June to mid-July, federal and state recovery officials said today. The counties are Rooks and Woodson
August 13, 2004
News Release
TOPEKA, Kan. -- In the 10 days since President Bush’s disaster declaration for the State of Kansas on Aug. 3, 2004, federal and state disaster recovery officials have moved on a broad front to speed assistance to communities affected by the June and July severe storms, straight line winds, flooding and tornadoes, recovery officials said today. The disaster declaration authorizes grants to state and local government agencies and certain non-profit organizations providing a government-like service to reimburse eligible, disaster-related costs and losses.
August 10, 2004
News Release
TOPEKA, Kansas -- Local governments in 14 additional Kansas counties are now eligible to apply for reimbursements for losses or costs resulting from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that affected the state from mid-June to mid-July, federal and state recovery officials said today. The counties are Butler, Cherokee, Ellis, Graham, Jewell, Labette, Lyon, Mitchell, Osborne, Phillips, Rush, Russell, Smith and Trego.
August 3, 2004
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today designated the Kansas counties of Geary, Shawnee and Wyandotte eligible for federal disaster funds to help local governments recover from the effects of a recent series of severe storms.
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