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19-040 Additional counties added to federal emergency declaration

The State Emergency Operations Center continues to remain activated 24/7 to monitor flooding impacting the state. Fifteen additional Kansas counties have been added to a federal emergency declaration for Kansas.  The counties added to FEMA-3412-EM are Allen, Doniphan, Dickinson, Douglas, Geary, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Linn, Lyon, Marshall, Morris, Pottawatomie, Riley, Saline, and Wabaunsee. The 18 counties originally named in the federal …

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19-039 Disaster response update: State keeping close watch on river levels

The State Emergency Operations Center continues to keep close watch on water levels for areas with elevated flooding concerns and precipitation affecting reservoir catchments. These areas include Tuttle Creek, Milford, Perry, and John Redmond reservoirs. “Today I surveyed Tuttle Creek and Sabetha Watershed with Kansas Division of Emergency Management officials,” said Governor Laura Kelly. “We are closely watching the water …

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19-038 Disaster response update: State gets brief respite from storms

Kansans will see a brief lull in the severe weather system that has hammered the state since May 20, giving response and recovery efforts a little breathing room, although a new round of storms is expected to develop over the weekend in some areas as flood waters from the upper Missouri Basin reach the state. Water levels and release rates …

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19-037 Update: Multiple tornadoes strike state; seven counties added to disaster declaration

Douglas, Ellsworth, Harper, Leavenworth, Phillips, Russell and Washington Counties have been added to the state disaster proclamation signed by Gov. Laura Kelly, bringing the total to 56 counties. Other counties in the declaration are Allen, Anderson, Barber, Barton, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Dickinson, Doniphan, Elk, Franklin, Geary, Greenwood, Harvey, Hodgeman, Jefferson, Kingman, Lincoln, …

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19-036 Flood response update: Water levels being watched

Kansas state agencies continue their response to severe weather, heavy rains and flooding that has hit the state over the past week. The State Emergency Operations Center in Topeka was activated May 20 and will remain activated to monitor weather conditions across the state and respond to requests for assistance. “Kansas is facing historic flooding due to record rainfall during …

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19-034 Flood Response Update: Marshall County added to governor’s declaration

Marshall County has been added to the state of disaster declaration signed by Kelly on May 9 which brings the total to 47 counties. The declaration also includes: Anderson, Barber, Barton, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Dickinson, Doniphan, Elk, Franklin, Geary, Greenwood, Harvey, Jefferson, Kingman, Lincoln, Lyon, Marion, McPherson, Meade, Montgomery, Morris, Neosho, Osage, …

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19-035 Flood Response Update: Two more counties added to governor’s declaration

Hodgeman and Linn Counties have been added to the state of disaster declaration signed by Governor Laura Kelly on May 9, bringing the total to 49 counties. The declaration also includes: Allen, Anderson, Barber, Barton, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Dickinson, Doniphan, Elk, Franklin, Geary, Greenwood, Harvey, Jefferson, Kingman, Lincoln, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, McPherson, …

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19-033 Flood response update: KDEM submits EMAC request

The State Emergency Operations Center in Topeka remained activated overnight to monitor weather conditions across the state and respond to requests for assistance due to widespread severe storms and flooding. It will remain activated 24/7 until further notice. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management sent out a request through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact for an Advance Team to assist …

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19-032 Update to flood response: State Emergency Operations Center remains activated

The State Emergency Operations Center remains activated and continues to monitor and coordinate state assistance to respond to the flooding and severe weather that is currently impacting the state. The state of disaster emergency signed by Governor Laura Kelly on May 9 currently includes 46 counties: Allen, Anderson, Barber, Barton, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, …

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19-031 Update to flood response

“Memorial Day Weekend is a time many Kansans head outside or to the lake,” said Governor Laura Kelly. “In many areas, conditions are not safe. Please, put the safety of yourself and your family first. Follow warnings and instructions from local officials – they are looking out for your safety. If advised to evacuate, do so quickly and safely.” Three …

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