Reading, Kansas Doesn't Qualify For Some FEMA Aid

By: AP
By: AP

READING, Kan. (WIBW) -- The tornado ravaged central Kansas town of Reading doesn't qualify for one type of disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Reading was hit the night before a twister laid waste to a third of Joplin.

The Kansas Division of Emergency Management says Reading residents don't qualify for FEMA's Individual Assistance Program, which would include money for uninsured losses or expenses for such things as temporary housing and home repair. That's because the amount of damage to homes in Reading is far short of the FEMA threshold.

But KDEM says it is still possible that Reading will be eligible for FEMA's Public Assistance Program, which would include money for repairs to Reading's damaged school, other public buildings and infrastructure. KDEM says those numbers are still being evaluated.

But KDEM says it's still possible that Reading will be eligible for FEMA's Public Assistance Program, which would include money for repairs to Reading's damaged school, other public buildings and infrastructure. KDEM says those numbers are still being evaluated.


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