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Governor Sam Brownback signs state of disaster emergency declaration for Kansas

by Eileen Hawley | Feb 04, 2014

Today Governor Sam Brownback praised the work of the Kansas Department of Emergency Management, Department of Transportation, Kansas Highway Patrol and local agencies in their response to today’s winter weather.  The winter storm is expected to have lingering effects through at least Wednesday morning.

The Governor also declared a State of Disaster Emergency for the entire state in response to the storm, which continues to move through the state. The declaration authorizes state resources to assist local communities and residents as needed in the aftermath of this storm.

“Our state agencies did a great job today protecting Kansans during these difficult weather conditions,” Governor Brownback said. “We will be working to identify residents and communities in need of assistance and KDOT will be on the roads dealing with blowing snow due to windy conditions.” 

A decision on when State offices in Shawnee County, which are closed through 6 a.m. Wednesday, will reopen will be made later this evening based on forecast weather and road conditions.  State employees will be notified through email and can find further information at www.kansas.gov/employee.