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Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes (DR-1776)

Incident period: May 22, 2008 to June 16, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 09, 2008


September 12, 2008 - News Release

TOPEKA, Kan. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages everyone to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. Even kids! Welcome to FEMA for Kids, a Web site that is all fun and games - sort of. Underneath all the fun is a lot of good information that makes kids and their families better prepared in the event of a disaster. Play games, enjoy stories, do puzzles, go through mazes, and watch videos. You can even become a Disaster Action Kid and get your very own certificate to hang on the wall!

September 12, 2008 - News Release

TOPEKA, Kan. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kansas Division of Emergency Management today announced that four additional counties affected by the tornadoes and storms between May 22 and June 16 are now eligible for disaster assistance.

August 29, 2008 - News Release

TOPEKA, Kan. -- September is National Preparedness Month, and state and federal emergency management officials are urging Kansans to "Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed. Get Involved." That's the message the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will take to the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Sept. 5-14.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $55300511.20 $3442262.90 $50898705.78
Last Updated: Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 06:51 (Updated daily)

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Kansas, FEMA-1776-DR (PDF 37KB)