Kan. Gov. Seeks Federal Relief For 10 Counties

Flooding in Emporia, KS, Sept. 2008

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is seeking help from
the federal government to help 10 counties recover from flooding in
Sebelius has sent a letter to President Bush, seeking federal
assistance to help the counties repair damaged infrastructure. The
damage from the Sept. 11-17 flooding exceeded $3.7 million.
The request covers Anderson, Butler, Chase, Cowley, Greenwood,
Harper, Harvey, Russell, Sedgwick and Sumner counties.
Sebelius is seeking relief under a program in which the federal
government covers at least 75 percent of the cost of removing
debris, repairing infrastructure and taking emergency measures to
protect it.

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