Kansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1699)

Incident period: May 4, 2007 to June 1, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 6, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 6, 2007
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As state and local first responders, volunteers and search and rescue crews arrived on scene to sort through the devastation of the May 4 severe storms and deadly tornadoes, the Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was deploying critical emergency equipment, food supplies and disaster assistance personnel to support the recovery effort in Kansas. Local and state officials were able to conduct emergency operations in a FEMA Mobile Emergency Operations Vehicle that arrived yesterday in Greensburg, Kansas.
May 6, 2007
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A toll-free application telephone number and on-line registration are now operational for residents in Kiowa County who suffered property damage or losses from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred May 4 and continuing.
May 6, 2007
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush?s major disaster declaration for Kansas.
May 6, 2007
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), R. David Paulison, announced today that he will personally visit the disaster-affected area of Greensburg, Kan. Paulison departs early Monday morning, May 7, arriving in Greensburg at approximately 11:30 a.m. local time. Also joining the administrator are Governor Kathleen Sebelius, Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), and Congressmen Jerry Moran (R-1st) and Todd Tiahrt (R-4th).
May 5, 2007
News Release
KANSAS CITY, MO - The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency is coordinating with state officials to identify needed federal assets and resources for deployment to the tornado affected areas in Kansas. FEMA Region VII has activated the Regional Response Coordination Center as a 24 hours operation, and is receiving briefings and incident updates from the Kansas Department of Emergency Management. In addition, a FEMA liaison has been deployed to the State Emergency Operations Center, and an Advance Team is en route to the impacted area.

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