WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to Kansas and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding during the period of May 19 to June 4, 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 the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding in the counties of Barton, Clay, Cloud, Hamilton, Jewell, Lincoln, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Mitchell, Morton, Osage, Osborne, Ottawa, Pottawatomie, Republic, Riley, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Sherman, Smith, Stafford, Stanton, and Washington.
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 additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
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