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

June 22, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Kansans who were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of May 4-18 have only two weeks remaining to apply, according to officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM).
June 22, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan.? -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues 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. More than $33.7 million in assistance has been approved to date. Disaster recovery efforts through June 21 include:
June 20, 2007
News Release
GREENSBURG, Kan. -- A tornado wreaked havoc on the City of Greensburg and Kiowa County on a Friday night early in May, but it did not destroy the morale of the young people here. With less than a 48-hour notice, under a big white tent on the courthouse square, high school students met last Thursday night to discuss issues and concerns they have about their city and county.
June 20, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announces it is expanding assistance to include Brown County to help pay for emergency services, and to repair or replace public facilities damaged by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of May 4-18. Government entities, municipal authorities, school districts and certain private nonprofit organizations are now eligible for all categories of Public Assistance.
June 16, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) have expanded the availability of Individual Assistance programs for Osage County's recovery from damage during the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding May 4-18. Residents of Osage County may now apply for disaster aid to individuals and families.
June 15, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- As Kansans go into a second month of recovery from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of May 4-18, more than $5.4 million has been approved in federal grants to individuals and $24.1 million in disaster loans to homeowners, renters and businesses in 21 counties. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials have been working with the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) since May 6 when President Bush declared the disaster.

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