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 19, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that three additional counties are now eligible for FEMA's Individual Assistance to help homeowners, renters, and businesses recover from the effects of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 1. McPherson, Smith and Pottawatomie counties were added to the May 6, 2007 major disaster declaration. A total of 24 counties in Kansas are now eligible for Individual Assistance as a result of the May storms.
July 16, 2007
News Release
GREENSBURG, Kan. -- National energy experts, local, state and federal government agencies, trade associations and non-profit organizations are joining forces to help residents in Greensburg and Kiowa County create an affordable, healthier and a more efficient town as well as become a model community for the state of Kansas.
July 13, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- More than $44 million 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 12th include:
July 13, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The incident period for the declared disaster declaration for the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of May 4-18 has been extended to June 1, according to an announcement today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This paves the way for the state to request disaster assistance for additional counties. FEMA's Individual Assistance program can assist eligible applicants with temporary housing assistance, uninsured medical, dental, and funeral expenses caused by the disaster, and other serious unmet needs.
July 9, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Emporia Disaster Recovery Center located at 2310 Industrial Road, will close Tuesday, July 10 at 6 p.m. "Closing this recovery center does not mean we are closing down registrations for disaster assistance in Lyon County," said Michael L. Karl, federal coordinating officer. ?The registration deadline for those affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes of May 4-8 is August 4.
July 6, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Nearly $42.5 million 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 4-18. Disaster recovery efforts through July 6th include:

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