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 16, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The mobile unit serving as a Disaster Recovery Center in Independence, Montgomery County, will be replaced tomorrow, July 17, with a local permanent facility. The new location of the “fixed” Disaster Recovery Center in Independence is: Memorial Hall 410 N. Pennsylvania Independence, KS 67301 The hours of operation for all DRCs will be 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily until further notice.
July 14, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that four additional counties are now eligible for FEMA's Individual Assistance to help homeowners, renters and businesses recover from the effects of the storms and flooding that began June 26. Allen, Cowley, Labette and Linn counties are added to the July 2, 2007, major disaster declaration. A total of nine counties are now eligible for individual assistance.
July 13, 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) will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Iola tomorrow. This mobile DRC will serve those affected by the flooding beginning June 26. The DRC will open from 1 to 6 p.m. at 315 South St., Iola. After the first day of operation, it will remain open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
July 12, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Mold and the negative health consequences from the bacteria have become commonplace across much of Kansas as a result of the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that began in early May. Care should be taken to clean and dry the areas of the home where moisture tends to accumulate, such as basements and areas that have been subjected to standing water. This advice applies to travel trailers and mobile homes as well as permanent dwellings. Site-constructed houses are particularly vulnerable if they sustained floodwaters.
July 12, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Some residents of designated Kansas counties who suffered property damages or losses from severe storms and flooding that began June 26, and have registered with FEMA, will soon hear from damage inspectors under contract to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
July 11, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Community Relations (CR) teams of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are busy reaching out to those affected by the severe storms and flooding of June 26 and continuing. These teams are canvassing neighborhoods and spreading the word that disaster aid is available. They deliver vital disaster recovery information to storm victims as well as coordinate with county emergency managers and other local officials. CR teams also provide valuable information on the location of the nearest Disaster Recovery Center.

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