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President Trump approved major disaster declaration for Kansas

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 24, 2019
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President Donald Trump approved a request from Governor Laura Kelly for a major presidential declaration which will help supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides.

“It was important for the president to approve our Major Disaster Declaration,” Kelly said.

“The Major Disaster Declaration will assist jurisdictions with rebuilding damaged infrastructure and put our state back on the path to recovery.”

The President’s action makes federal funding available to state, eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and repair or replacement of facilities.

Counties included are

Allen
Anderson
Atchison
Barber
Barton
Butler
Chase
Chautauqua
Cherokee
Clark
Clay
Cloud
Coffey
Cowley
Doniphan
Elk
Ellsworth
Franklin
Geary
Greenwood
Harper
Harvey
Hodgeman
Jefferson
Kingman
Leavenworth
Lincoln
Linn
Lyon
Marion
Marshall
McPherson
Meade
Montgomery
Morris
Nemaha
Neosho
Osage
Ottawa
Pawnee
Phillips
Pottawatomie
Pratt
Reno
Rice
Rush
Russell
Saline
Sumner
Wabaunsee
Washington
Wilson
and Woodson counties.

Counties listed in the Governor Kelly’s request to President Trump were:

Allen
Anderson
Atchison
Barber
Barton
Bourbon
Butler
Chase
Chautauqua
Cherokee
Clark
Clay
Cloud
Coffey
Comanche
Cowley
Crawford
Dickinson
Doniphan
Douglas
Edwards
Elk
Ellsworth
Ford
Franklin
Geary
Gray
Greenwood
Harper
Harvey
Hodgeman
Jefferson
Kingman
Leavenworth
Lincoln
Linn
Lyon
Marion
Marshall
McPherson
Meade
Montgomery
Morris
Nemaha
Neosho
Norton
Osage
Ottawa
Pawnee
Phillips
Pottawatomie
Pratt
Reno
Rice
Riley
Rush
Russell
Saline
Sumner
Wabaunsee
Washington
Wilson
and Woodson; however damage verification and validation has not occurred in all of the counties requested by the Governor so additional counties will be approved based on damages being validated by FEMA.

Federal funding for the hazard mitigation grant program is also available on a cost-sharing basis for actions taken to prevent or reduce long-term risk from natural hazards statewide.


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