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County could get federal disaster designation

Severe thunderstorms and flooding during the first week of August resulted in the Board of Barton County Commissioners declaring a state of local disaster emergency, and there is a chance the county could be listed as a federal disaster area, county Emergency Manager Amy Miller said in a report to the commission Monday morning.
After initial damage assessments were reported to the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, a determination was made that Barton County could qualify for public assistance if the statewide event was declared as a Federal disaster, Miller said. A Preliminary Damage Assessment Meeting took place Sept. 3 ...

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