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 10, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has now provided 56 truck loads and two additional 6000 gallon tanker trucks full of water to needy southeast Kansas residents. Each of the 56 trailers held 16,200 liters of bottled water. In addition, affected residents also received 31 truckloads of ice provided by FEMA. All of these needed provisions were distributed by local officials just after the July 2 major disaster declaration.
July 9, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. ? The state-federal Disaster Recovery Center at the Ramada Tower, 420 S.E. Sixth Ave. (Third Floor) in Topeka will transition to a Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) at the close of business on Tuesday, July 10. New hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The center will be closed on Sundays. The Federal Emergency Management Agency?s (FEMA) Individual Assistance and Hazard Mitigation programs will not have a presence at the Topeka location after July 10.
July 8, 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 Independence 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 120 N. Sixth St., Independence. After the first day of operation, it will remain open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., seven days a week until further notice.
July 7, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Don?t return to your flood-damaged home before the area is declared to be safe by local officials. Federal and state disaster officials also urge people to take extra precautions when returning. UPON ENTERING ANY STORM OR FLOOD-RAVAGED AREA:
July 7, 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 (Sunday) and Monday of two additional Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Elk and Neosho counties.
July 6, 2007
News Release
WICHITA, Kan. -- Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will open in Miami, Montgomery and Wilson counties tomorrow, Saturday, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration and Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM). The centers will be open from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. on opening day. These DRCs are designed to serve as information sites for those affected by the severe storms and flooding beginning June 26. Applicants may follow up with questions about their applications.

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