Two Kansans Assisting With Program Recovery Options

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OKLAHOMA (WIBW) -- Two Kansans are deploying to Oklahoma to assist the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and local emergency management programs with tornado recovery operations.

Cassie Sparks, public information officer with the Kansas Department of Labor and Tom Erikson from the Johnson County Sheriff's Department will provide support for public information officers in Oklahoma.

Sparks and Erikson will assist them by attending community meetings, responding to media inquiries, conducting media interviews, writing news releases, posting to social media and much more.

Sparks and Erikson are deploying under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact., a multi-state emergency management support agreement that expedites disaster assistance between states.