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Kansas Kansas Grain Elevator Explosion (EM-3126)

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Incident period: June 08, 1998
Emergency Declaration declared on June 09, 1998


September 2, 1998 - News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Emergency declaration issued for Kansas on June 9,1998 as a result of the DeBruce grain elevator explosion has been amended. Harvey and Sedgewick counties are now eligible for federal disaster aid under the Public Assistance program's emergency protective measures category.

June 16, 1998 - News Release

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials are praising the efforts of a Lincoln-based Urban Search & Rescue Task Force who dug for four days and nights through the wreckage of a Kansas grain elevator in search of at least four missing workers. "We are so proud of the job the Nebraska task force did in Kansas," said John A. Miller, regional director for FEMA Region VII, based in Kansas City, Mo. "Their courage and dedication to an unbelievably difficult job was really something to see."

June 15, 1998 - News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The search operation for a missing worker at the DeBruce Grain Company's grain elevator in Haysville, Kansas, ended on June 14. The worker is still missing and not believed to be alive. The Urban Search and Rescue Task Force deployed for this mission has returned to Nebraska.

Financial Assistance

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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 $299,025.95 $299,025.95 n/a
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 12:39 (Updated daily)

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