WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today expressed his support for Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s April 18, 2012 letter requesting a Small Business Administration disaster declaration for Sedgwick County and the contiguous counties.
“Earlier this week, I toured the destruction caused by the tornado that came through Sedgwick County last Saturday,” Sen. Moran said. “Not only did the storm damage many businesses in its path, but it also destroyed homes in many neighborhoods. As Kansans recover from this storm system, they could use a helping hand and the U.S. Small Business Administration is well positioned to assist them during their time of need.”
According to preliminary damage assessments between the State of Kansas and the U.S. Small Business Administration, it has been determined that the damage meets the threshold for a declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
More than 90 tornados touched down throughout the day of April 14th, causing significant damage to Wichita and other nearby communities. The tornado that hit Wichita was estimated by the National Weather Service to be an EF-3, with maximum winds of 165 mph. An EF-5 is the most powerful.
Click here to view a copy of the letter sent to Administrator Karen G. Mills of the U.S. Small Business Administration.