Kansas Asks For Financial Assistance From Spring Blizzard

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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May 21, 2009

Kansas officials are asking a federal agency for assistance to defray costs associated with the winter storm that hit the state in late March.

Gov. Mark Parkinson sent the request Thursday to the Federal
Emergency Management Agency's regional office. Preliminary damage
assessments put the cost in excess of $18.6 million across 62
counties.

Then-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius declared a state disaster emergency
for the counties at the time. Assistance would cover debris
removal, infrastructure repair and funds for the statewide hazard
mitigation program.

Among the hardest hit counties were Butler, Cowley and
Greenwood.


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