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 8, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- As Kansans go into a second month of disaster recovery efforts, more than $5 million in federal grants and $18 million in loans have been approved.
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.
June 7, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Community Relations specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are reaching out to Kansans affected by the May 4-18 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Currently 18 Kansas counties are eligible for Individual Assistance: Barton, Clay, Cloud, Comanche, Edwards, Kiowa, Leavenworth, Lyon, Osborne, Ottawa, Phillips, Pratt, Reno, Rice, Riley, Saline, Shawnee and Stafford. FEMA representatives will always wear or carry an official U.S. Department of Homeland Security photo identification badge and usually wear FEMA clothing.
June 6, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) are warning Kansas residents against a particular kind of fraud that may follow in the wake of a major disaster - identity theft. People living in the disaster area may receive a letter, a phone call, or an e-mail from someone posing as a state or federal official.
June 5, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- A state-federal Disaster Recovery Center will open Thursday in Topeka, at the Ramada Tower, 420 S.E. Sixth Ave. (Third Floor). The Topeka Disaster Recovery Center will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Homeowners, renters and business owners in 18 counties designated for Individual Assistance are eligible for federal and state disaster aid to help Kansans recover from the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding of May 4-18.
June 5, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Ottawa Disaster Recovery Center at Ottawa County Lake State Park will close Friday at 6 p.m. "Closing this recovery center does not mean we are closing down registrations for disaster assistance in Ottawa County," said Michael L. Karl, federal coordinating officer. The Ottawa Disaster Recovery Center had 11 registrations for assistance.

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