Wednesday, October 23, 2013
President Barack Obama has declared a disaster for Kansas following storms that tore through the state last summer.
Today, FEMA announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state to supplement recovery efforts for counties affected by severe storms earlier this year. Straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding impacted parts of Kansas from July 22 through August 16.
The declaration makes federal funding available to the state and eligible local governments as well as certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency work and repair or replacement of facilities.
The counties included in the declaration are Barber, Barton, Bourbon, Butler, Chase, Cherokee, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Dickinson, Edwards, Elk, Ellsworth, Ford, Geary, Greenwood, Hamilton, Harper, Harvey, Hodgeman, Kingman, Kiowa, Lane, Linn, Lyon, Marion, McPherson, Meade, Montgomery, Morris, Ness, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pratt, Reno, Republic, Rice, Saline, Sumner, Washington, Wilson and Woodson.