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

July 31, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Greensburg and Kiowa County Long-Term Community Recovery (LTCR) team is seeking input on the community's draft Recovery Plan. The opportunity for reviewing the plan starts at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, under the community tent in Davis Park. The Draft Plan was developed by the community and the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) technical assistance team. This plan will be the roadmap to recovery for Greensburg and Kiowa County.?
July 31, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- More than $50 million ($50,476,864) in assistance has been approved to date by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as they continue to assist the state of Kansas and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) in the recovery from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 1. Disaster recovery efforts through July 26 include:
July 30, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Only one week remains for homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 1 to apply for federal disaster assistance, said officials at the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To date, 4,290 residents in the 24 approved counties have applied for assistance and $45.2 million in federal grants and low-interest loans have been approved.
July 27, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The emotional consequences of disasters for anyone affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 1, and for persons who suffered damages from the severe storms and flooding that began June 26, can be far-reaching and long lasting. Stress can surface in many forms and it often appears weeks or months after the traumatic event, mental health experts say.
July 24, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- August 6, 2007 is the final day for individuals with damage resulting from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 1to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Individuals, families and business owners in the 24 declared counties with damages from these storms should register for disaster aid without delay.
July 21, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan.? -- Nearly $47 million (46,917,748) in assistance has been approved to date by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as they continue to assist the state of Kansas and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) in the recovery from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of May 4-June 1. Disaster recovery efforts through July 19th include:

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