Kansas Kansas Grain Elevator Explosion (EM-3126)
Incident period: June 8, 1998
Emergency Declaration declared on June 9, 1998
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June 9, 1998
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported today that federal disaster teams have deployed to Kansas to assist emergency rescue operations in the wake of yesterday's grain elevator explosion in Sedgwick County. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the action was authorized by President Clinton under an emergency declaration issued today immediately after receiving the state's expedited request for federal assistance.