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

July 26, 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 Friday, July 27, of a Disaster Recovery Center in Butler County. This Disaster Recovery Center will serve those affected by the severe storms and flooding that began June 26. The new Disaster Recovery Center will open on Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the first day of operation. After Friday, the Disaster Recovery Center will be open 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily.
July 21, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- More than $12 million ($12,011,574) 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 19 include:
July 19, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announces that 21 counties affected by storms that began June 26 are now eligible for all categories of FEMA?s Public Assistance. Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Butler, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Cowley, Elk, Franklin, Linn, Miami, Montgomery, Neosho, Osage, Wilson and Woodson counties are now approved for full Public Assistance. Previously these counties had been designated for emergency protective measures.
July 19, 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 tomorrow, July 20, of two Disaster Recovery Centers in Linn and Cowley counties.
July 19, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announces that 11 additional 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 that began June 26. Anderson, Bourbon, Butler, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Crawford, Franklin, Greenwood, Osage and Woodson counties are added to the July 2, 2007, major disaster declaration. A total of 20 counties in Southeast Kansas are now eligible for individual assistance.
July 19, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Those who have registered with local officials, voluntary agencies or other organizations for disaster assistance should understand that they aren’t registering for federal disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).These agencies work together closely after a disaster occurs, but their missions, programs and funding are completely different. FEMA is a federal agency that is funded by Congress and administers disaster programs determined by federal officials.

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