Archive for Thursday, January 31, 2008

Governor requests disaster assistance

January 31, 2008

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is sending a letter to President Bush requesting a federal disaster declaration for 60 counties because of December's ice storms.

Included on the list are Leavenworth and Jefferson counties.

Joint and federal preliminary disaster teams estimate damage to public infrastructure from the storms to be in excess of $170 million. About $148 million is damage to Kansas Rural Electric Cooperatives and municipal facilities.

Sebelius also requested hazard mitigation for all 105 counties.

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