Five Week Recap - Aid For Tornado Victims Nears $6.5 Million

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Release date: 
June 6, 2003
Release Number: 
1462-43

Lenexa, KS -- Assistance and services are being provided in a timely manner to victims of the May storms and tornadoes.

Counties included in the Presidential disaster declaration for both public and individual assistance are Allen, Anderson, Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Leavenworth, Meade, Miami, Neosho, Seward, Woodson and Wyandotte. Additionally, Douglas, Haskell, and Osage counties are included for individual assistance only.

Recovery services summary at close of business June 5, 2003:

  • 1,158 applications have been received through the FEMA toll free registration number 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY: 800-462-7585.

  • 92.7 percent of habitability inspections have been completed.

  • $743,647 from the Housing Assistance Program has been disbursed.

  • $543,885 from the Other Needs Program has been disbursed.

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved a total of $5,123,600 in low interest disaster loans.

  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance program (DUA) is available for Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Leavenworth, Miami, Neosho and Wyandotte Counties. Deadline for application is June 8, 2003.

  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance program (DUA) is available for Anderson, Douglas, Osage and Woodson Counties. Deadline for application is June 15, 2003.

  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance program (DUA) is available for Haskell, Meade and Seward Counties. Deadline for application is June 27, 2003.

  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance program (DUA) is available for Allen County. Deadline for application is July 7.

  • Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) opened and are located in Wyandotte, Crawford, and Seward counties.

  • 48,819 meals and snacks have been served by the American Red Cross and Salvation Army in the declared counties
Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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