For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
November 15, 2005
Statement on Federal Assistance for Kansas
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of
Kansas and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery
efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding on October 1-2,
Federal funding is 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 by
the severe storms and flooding in Atchison, Jackson, Jefferson,
Leavenworth, and Shawnee Counties.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard
mitigation measures statewide.
R. David Paulison, Acting Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Thomas J. Costello as the
Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the
The Agency said additional designations may be made at a later date if
requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FEMA (202) 646-4600.
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