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Kansas disaster areas declared

By The Herald Staff | 5/1/2013

WASHINGTON — Franklin County is among several Kansas counties eligible for federal disaster aid following a late February snowstorm.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced aid availability to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a Feb. 20-23 winter storm. Authorized by order of President Obama, the action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of buildings and equipment damaged by the snowstorm in certain counties.

WASHINGTON — Franklin County is among several Kansas counties eligible for federal disaster aid following a late February snowstorm.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced aid availability to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a Feb. 20-23 winter storm. Authorized by order of President Obama, the action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of buildings and equipment damaged by the snowstorm in certain counties.

Those areas include Franklin, Barber, Barton, Dickinson, Ellis, Harper, Harvey, Hodgeman, Kingman, Marion, McPherson, Ness, Osage, Osborne, Pawnee, Phillips, Pratt, Rice, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Smith and Stafford counties.

In addition, federal funding is available to the state and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for snow assistance for a continuous 48-hour period during or proximate to the February storm in Franklin and Osage counties, as well as Barton, Dickinson, Ellis, Harper, Harvey, Hodgeman, Kingman, Marion, McPherson, Ness, Osborne, Pawnee, Phillips, Pratt, Rice, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Smith and Stafford counties. This assistance will be provided for a 72-hour period in Barber County.

Federal funding also is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

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