Kansas Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1711)

Incident period: June 26, 2007 to July 25, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 2, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 1, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) announce the opening Wednesday, August 1, of a Disaster Recovery Center in Pawnee County. This Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will serve those affected by the severe storms and flooding from June 26 to July 25. Hours of operation will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and closed on Sundays. This DRC will be operational from August 1 through August 15.
August 1, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) announce the opening Thursday, August 2, of a Disaster Recovery Center in Harper County. This Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will serve those affected by the severe storms and flooding from June 26 to July 25. Hours of operation will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and closed on Sundays. Location for the new Disaster Recovery Center is listed below:
July 27, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The emotional consequences of disasters for anyone affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 1, and for persons who suffered damages from the severe storms and flooding that began June 26, can be far-reaching and long lasting. Stress can surface in many forms and it often appears weeks or months after the traumatic event, mental health experts say.
July 27, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Linn County Disaster Recovery Center located at the Community Center, 204 N. Commercial Road, La Cygne, will close Wednesday, August 1, at 6 p.m. "Closing this recovery center does not mean we are closing down registrations for disaster assistance in Linn County," said Michael L. Karl, federal coordinating officer.  The registration deadline for those affected by the severe storms and flooding that began June 26 is Sept. 4.
July 27, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- More than $20 million ($20,061,246) 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 and flooding that began June 26. Disaster recovery efforts through July 26 include:
July 26, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Three more counties are now eligible for FEMA's Individual Assistance to help homeowners, renters and businesses recover from the effects of the severe storms and flooding from June 26. Edwards, Harper and Pawnee counties are added to the July 2, 2007, major disaster declaration, according to the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A total of 23 counties in southeast Kansas are now eligible for individual assistance.

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