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. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the state of Kansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding beginning on May 4, 2007, and continuing.
May 6, 2007
News Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- 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
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 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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