Great Bend, KS, -- Residents of Barton County who suffered damage from the severe storms, flooding, hail and tornadoes which struck Hoisington Kansas on April 21, have only one month remaining to register for federal disaster assistance programs. The last day to register for Federal Disaster assistance is Tuesday, June 26.
State Coordinating Officer Gene Krase of the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM) and Federal Coordinating Officer Carlos Mitchell of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge those who have not yet registered to do so as soon as possible by calling FEMA's toll-free registration line at 800-462-9029 (TTY 800-462-7585). Disaster assistance specialists are available to take calls between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CDT Monday through Saturday.
Homeowners, renters, farmers, agricultural producers, and business owners in Barton County who sustained damage from the severe storms may apply for federal assistance.
Those with questions about FEMA programs or the status of their applications may call the FEMA Helpline at 800-525-0321 (TTY 800-462-7585). Helpline specialists are available Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CDT.