President Declares Disaster For Kansas

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Release date: 
September 23, 2011
Release Number: 
HQ-11-200

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available to the State of Kansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by flooding during the period of June 1 to August 1, 2011.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by flooding in Atchison, Doniphan, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Bradley Harris has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Harris said that damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and additional counties may be designated for assistance after the assessments are fully completed. 

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Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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