1 Develop a Family Communications Plan Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so plan how you will contact one another and review what you will do in different situations. Everyone should know what to do in case all family members are not together. Discussing emergency plans ahead of time reduces fear and anxiety and ensures everyone knows how to respond. Consider a plan where each family member calls, or e-mails, the same friend or relative in the event of an emergency. 2 Decide to Stay or Go
TOPEKA, Kansas -- The western Kansas storm of Dec. 28-31 caused an estimated $362 million worth of damage, but there’s a possibility of even more damage – the tons of snow and ice it left behind could cause flood damage when the thaw sets in. Spring flooding is always a possibility in the Midwest, and it’s wise to prepare for it. While we can’t always prevent floods, it is possible to minimize their effect. The surest safeguard is flood insurance, available to homeowners, business owners and renters.
Tornadoes are nature's most violent storms. They can appear suddenly without warning and can be invisible until dust and debris are picked up or a funnel cloud appears. Planning and practicing specifically how and where you take shelter is a matter of survival. Be prepared to act quickly. Prepare for a Tornado
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Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
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