WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal aid has been made available for Kansas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes during the period of June 7th through July 21st.
The President's action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged in the counties of Atchison, Brown, Butler, Chase, Clay, Cloud, Comanche, Doniphan, Ellis, Franklin, Greenwood, Harvey, Jewell, Kiowa, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Miami, Mitchell, Morris, Norton, Osage, Osborne, Pawnee, Phillips, Pottawatomie, Republic, Riley, Rooks, Rush, Smith, Wabaunsee, Washington, and Woodson.
Shawnee County is not included in the declaration from the White House.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Michael Scott was named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected area. Scott said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.