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City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: City Communications Office, 816-513-1349
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 3, 2011
City statement on President Obama signing Missouri Emergency Declaration
The City of Kansas City, Mo., is encouraged by and appreciative of President Obama's signing a declaration that acknowledges the state of emergency that the recent blizzard created in the State of Missouri. While this declaration is just one of many defined steps that must be taken for the City to seek Federal assistance, residents can be assured that City management will make every reasonable effort to secure assistance available through this declaration.
“We are just now able to begin shifting our attention to the financial impact that the recent blizzard had on our City as well as many communities throughout Missouri," said Acting City Manager Troy Schulte. "As we reflect back on this event, we will no doubt realize the importance of taking appropriate measures to not only prepare for the public’s safety and well being, but also the requisite processes for securing federal assistance after such an event."
Under the Declaration, the City can seek up to 75 percent reimbursement of event expenses, which at this time are estimated to exceed $1 million dollars. The City's Office of Emergency Management will coordinate efforts to seek Federal reimbursement.
Media inquiries about this matter should be directed to Dennis Gagnon, public information officer for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, 816-513-2659.