Lawmakers May Flood Back to Statehouse to Deal with Disaster

By: 13 News Email
By: 13 News Email

Governor Sebelius hasn't ruled out calling the Legislature back to the Statehouse for a special session to deal with recent flooding.

In a news conference Friday, Sebelius said she isn't sure the state has set enough disaster relief funds.

Sebelius said the flooding not only damaged roads and railroads,
but hundreds of homes as well. Many homeowners' insurance didn't cover flooding, she said.

Kansas Adjutant General Tod Bunting joined Sebelius for the news conference. He says more than 3000 homes in five counties were destroyed or suffered major damage. National Guard troops are assisting with security, water delivery and other tasks in the flooded areas.

Before adjourning their annual session in May, lawmakers took action so Sebelius and legislative leaders could tap up to $35 million for disaster relief. The goal was to help Greensburg recover from a May fourth tornado that destroyed more than 90 percent of the Kiowa County town.

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