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 14, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Kansans who suffered losses during the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of May 4-18 should register for state or federal assistance even though they believe their own insurance will take care of everything. Only after they get their final insurance settlement do many renters and property owners learn what isn't covered.
June 12, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Disaster Recovery Center at Great Bend will close Saturday, June 16, at 6 p.m. Hours of operation for all remaining Disaster Recovery Centers operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Kansas to aid in recovery from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of May 4-18 will change effective immediately. Disaster Recovery Centers will no longer be open on Sundays. All Disaster Recovery Centers will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Disaster Recovery Centers are located at:
June 12, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Homeowners, renters and business owners in Dickinson and Ellsworth counties who suffered damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4-18 are now eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance. "Adding these counties means residents in 20 Kansas counties may now qualify for grants and loans to help with their disaster recovery," said Michael L. Karl, federal coordinating officer.
June 12, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Damage to homes, businesses and personal property from storms, tornadoes or flooding often results in the need for legal assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and The Kansas Bar Association (KBA) have coordinated free counseling about storm-related legal matters to Kansans in 20 counties who suffered loss or damage in the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding which occurred May 4-18.
June 11, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- A crucial aspect of recovery from a disaster is finding suitable housing if your primary residence is destroyed or left unlivable by severe storms, tornadoes or flooding. For Kansans with long-term housing needs, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers several types of assistance, including services and grants to help people repair their homes and find replacement housing. To ease the search for replacement housing, FEMA maintains an online rental resource database, Housing Portal.
June 8, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- A state-federal Disaster Recovery Center will open Sunday at 1 p.m. in Reno County at 2806 West Fourth Ave., Hutchinson. The Hutchinson Disaster Recovery Center will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

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