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 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 4, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- A state-federal Disaster Recovery Center will open at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, in Emporia, Lyon County. The Emporia mobile Disaster Recovery Center will be in the Wal-Mart parking lot, 1900 Industrial Road. Opening-day hours will be 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Hours after opening day will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday thru Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
June 1, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced expansion of the availability of Individual Assistance programs to assist Riley County residents recover from damage during the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding May 4-18. FEMA and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) have been working together to help Kansans since the initial presidential disaster declaration was issued.
June 1, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Just four weeks after severe storms, tornadoes and flooding devastated areas of Kansas, more than $17 million in federal grants and loans have been approved. Housing assistance has been provided for 582 families, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) officials.
June 1, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that it is expanding assistance to 17 Kansas counties to help pay for emergency services and to repair or replace public facilities damaged by the May 4-18 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Governmental entities, municipal authorities, and certain private nonprofit organizations in Clay, Chase, Cherokee, Doniphan, Douglas, Harper, Kingman, Leavenworth, Lyon, Nemaha, Osborne, Reno, Rice, Riley, Saline, Shawnee and Washington counties are now eligible for all categories of Public Assistance.
May 31, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Free crisis counseling is available to Kansans who may be suffering stress, anxiety or depression as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding which hit the state from May 4-18. Registration for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is not required to access this program.

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