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Counties Waiting For Federal Aid

Associated Press - September 29, 2013 4:08 pm

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Several flood-plagued Kansas counties are hoping temporary repairs to roads and bridges can withstand autumn rains until federal funds are available for more permanent fixes.

Gov. Sam Brownback last week requested a federal disaster declaration for 47 counties because of storm damage and flooding that hit much of Kansas between July 22 and Aug. 16. The governor said some of those counties received as much as five times their normal amount of rainfall.

Harvey County emergency management director Lon Buller told The Wichita Eagle  flooding was so widespread at one point that you couldn’t drive across his county without going through some water.

Buller says some townships have as little as $10,000 in their budgets to make repairs but more than $200,000 worth of damage.

Bob Bowser

September 30, 2013 at 2:38 pm

What part of the “Federal System is BROKE” do we not understand?

Has anyone asked TaxPayers in… Indiana or Florida or Maine if they would like to help pay for flood damage in Kansas?

The Federal Government is going to have to either TAKE this money from someone somewhere OR they will have to PRINT it which ultimately devalues what little We The Sheople have in our pockets.

For a State that is priding itself in budget and tax cuts, WE sure seem to have our hand out and our lips firmly attached to the Federal teat when the storms hit home.

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