KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- In response to Governor Bill Graves request, the counties of Chase, Coffey, Franklin, Harvey, Lyon, Neosho, Sumner, and Wilson were added to President Clinton's disaster declaration of November 5, 1998.
Homeowners, renters, farmers, agricultural producers, and business owners who sustained damage from severe storms and flooding are now eligible for federal assistance.
This assistance may include grants to help pay for temporary housing needs, minor home repairs, and other serious disaster-related expenses. Low interest loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration also may be available to cover residential and business losses not fully compensated by insurance.
Anyone who sustained damage from the flooding should register with FEMA by calling the toll-free teleregistration number: 1-800-462-9029. TTY service is available at 1-800-462-7585 for anyone who is hearing or speech impaired. The registration numbers are available from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (CDT), seven days a week until further notice.