2018

President grants federal disaster proclamation for September storms

President Donald Trump has granted a request from Gov. Jeff Colyer, M.D. for a federal disaster declaration for several Kansas counties affected by severe thunderstorms, straight-line winds, and flooding from Sept. 1 through Sept. 8, 2018. “I want to thank President Trump on behalf of the people of Kansas for this federal disaster declaration,” said Colyer. “We will continue to …

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Morgan named to Emergency Management Accreditation Program commission

The National Emergency Management Association has appointed Angee Morgan, deputy director of the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, to the Emergency Management Accreditation Program commission. “I’m extremely honored to represent NEMA as an EMAP commissioner,” said Morgan, who has been deputy director of KDEM since 2008. “Meeting EMAP standards not only provides evidence of government’s best efforts to comply with …

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Disaster declaration will expedite state’s emergency response support

Gov. Jeff Colyer MD has issued a State of Disaster Emergency declaration for the state in response to the recent heavy rains that have caused localized flooding and flash floods in a number of counties. “With such excessive rainfall, we realize that many may have need of recovery assistance. This declaration will help with that effort,” said Colyer. “At the …

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Governor requests federal disaster declaration for September storms

2018                                                                   No. 18-090 Gov. Jeff Colyer M.D. has sent a request to President Donald Trump asking for a federal disaster declaration for several Kansas counties affecting by severe thunderstorms, flooding, flash floods, high winds, and hail from Sept. 1 through Sept. 8, 2018. Counties named in the request are Barber, Clay, Jewell, Kingman, Kiowa, Marshall, Pratt, Rice, and Riley for …

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Kansas receives Small Business Administration disaster declaration

The state of Kansas has been granted a Small Business Administration disaster declaration due to flooding, flash flooding and severe storms for the period Sept. 1-3, 2018. The declaration includes Riley County and the contiguous counties of Clay, Geary, Marshall, Pottawatomie, Wabaunsee and Washington. Eligible homeowners and renters, small businesses and nonprofit organizations in these counties may apply for low-interest …

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Secretary of Defense Freedom Award

Nominations will open October 1 for the annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, sponsored by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. The Freedom Award is the highest award that can be bestowed on an employer and the Secretary of Defense will personally present the award in a ceremony at the Pentagon. Nominations for the Freedom Award must …

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Governor declares State of Disaster Emergency due to flooding

Gov. Jeff Colyer M.D. has issued a state of disaster emergency declaration for five Kansas counties affected by flooding over the weekend. Named in the declaration are Jewell, Kingman, Marshall, Pratt, and Riley Counties. Damages in these counties included washed out roads, bridges, culverts and flooding to some businesses and residential properties. “Here in Kansas we make it a priority …

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18-081 Officer Candidate School to conduct graduation ceremony, Hall of Fame induction Aug. 25

The 235th Regiment of the Kansas National Guard will conduct a graduation and commissioning ceremony for Class 62 of the Officer Candidate School in Salina. The ceremony will be Saturday, Aug. 25, 1 p.m., at the Kansas Highway Patrol Academy, 2025 E Iron Ave. in Salina. Graduating officer candidates, who will be commissioned as second lieutenants, are Jonathan Bailey, Kansas …

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18-075 Kansas National Guard to haul pallets of water to Natoma

The city of Natoma in Osborne County declared a local state of disaster due to a boil water advisory issued by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on June 27.  KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system. Due to the situation in Natoma, six pallets of the …

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