Two counties added to federal disaster declaration

March 21, 2019 | By slarson

The Kansas Division of Emergency Management has been notified that two additional Kansas counties have been added to a federal disaster declaration for Kansas dated Feb. 25, 2019. The counties added to FEMA-4417-DR declaration are Barber and Ottawa. Counties named in the original declaration are Anderson, Barton, Cowley, Doniphan, Greenwood, Harvey, Kingman, Neosho, Pratt, Reno, Rice, and Sumner Counties. These counties are eligible to apply for Public Assistance to help pay for restoration of public infrastructure and associated costs caused by severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of Oct. 4-15, 2018. The declaration also makes all areas within the state eligible for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.