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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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Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Lee Meyer

Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Lee Meyer, 58, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at his home in Hutchinson, Kansas. Kevin was born July 23, 1960, in Smith Center, Kansas, to Donald and LaVern (Lehmann) Meyer. He attended Gaylord Elementary School and Smith Center High School, graduating with the class of 1978. Following high school, he enrolled in carpentry classes at …

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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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