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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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19-029 Update to flood response

Seven additional counties have been added to the state disaster declaration signed by Gov. Laura Kelly May 9 for flooding. The additions are Chautauqua, Clay, Comanche, Coffey, Franklin, Jefferson, and Montgomery. Counties included in the declaration are: Anderson, Barber, Barton, Butler, Chase, Cherokee, Clark, Cloud, Cowley, Crawford, Dickinson, Doniphan, Elk, Geary, Greenwood, Harvey, Kingman, Lincoln, Lyon, Marion, McPherson, Meade, Morris, …

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State Emergency Operations Center activated for flood response

In response to widespread torrential rainfall, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management activated the State Emergency Operations Center in Topeka at approximately 9 p.m. May 8 to monitor flooding and provide assistance to local jurisdictions, as requested. Governor Laura Kelly issue a state of disaster emergency declaration this morning due to severe storms and flooding for the following counties: Barber, …

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Kansas Army National Guard helicopters deploy for potential wildland fire assistance

Due to a high threat index for wildland fires over the next several days, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management has asked the Kansas Army National Guard to deploy six UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to several locations within the state to assist local fire departments, as needed. The helicopters are equipped with collapsible 660-gallon buckets used to draw water from …

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Afternoon update to flooding in Northeast Kansas

The Kansas Division of Emergency Management State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) remains activated at a 24/7 level as major flooding is occurring along the Missouri River in Doniphan and Atchison Counties. A flash flood warning remains in effect for Doniphan County until 9:45 p.m. A flood warning is in effect for Doniphan, Wyandotte, and Leavenworth Counties. The SEOC is monitoring …

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Update to flooding in Northeast Kansas

The Kansas Division of Emergency Management State Emergency Operations Center remains activated at a 24/7 level as major flooding is occurring along the Missouri River in Doniphan and Atchison Counties. The SEOC is monitoring flooding conditions and providing support to Doniphan and Atchison counties. KDEM has two regional coordinators deployed to assist Doniphan county emergency management officials. State agencies that have …

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