President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. approves Kansas disaster declaration

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Today, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. declared that the state of Kansas was in dire straits and ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas hit by severe storms on December 15 and straight-line winds, 2021.

State, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private non-profit organizations are receiving shared-cost federal funding for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms and straight-line winds in Barton counties, Barton, USA. Brown, Tone, Cloud, Doniphan, Edwards, Ellis, Ellsworth, Ford, Geary, Gove, Graham, Grant, Grey, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Jewell, Kearny, Lane, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, Meade, Mitchell, Morris, Morton, Nemaha, Ness, Osborne, Ottawa, Pawnee, Republic, Rice, Riley, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, Scott, Sheridan, Smith, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Sumner, Trego, Wabaunsee, Wallace, Washington, Wichita and Wyandotte.

Federal funds are also available on a cost-sharing basis for state-wide security measures.

Deanne Criswell, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, appointed DuWayne Tewes as Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal Recovery Operations in affected areas.

Additional evictions can be made at a later date if this is requested by the state and justified by the results of further damage assessments.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, MEDIA CONTACT THE FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR [email protected]

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