Eureka tornado emergency response update

Eureka tornado damage 2

The State Emergency Operations Center continues to coordinate recovery operations in Eureka. 

There will be a Town Hall meeting held tonight at 7 p.m. at the Matt Samuels Building.

The Multi Agency Resource Center will be providing recovery resources for people affected by the tornado on Saturday from 1 to 8 p.m. The center will be located at Marshall Elementary, 1015 N Jefferson.

Agencies anticipated to participate are: American Red Cross, City of Eureka, Community Linc, DAV, Veterans Affairs, Crosswinds Counseling & Wellness, DAV/VA, Eureka Ministerial Alliance, Great Plains United Methodist Conference, Kansas Housing Resource Corp, Salvation Army, United Way, Knights of Columbus, Mended Heart Ministries, Veterans Affairs, Kansas Insurance Department and others.  For additional information about available services and resources please contact 2-1-1.

Medical Emergency Response Groups is providing Emergency Medical Services for the area.

American Red Cross has a feeding site located at 100 Jefferson and two mobile feeding/hydration routes. Century Link is providing the food for feeding stations located at 100 Jefferson.

The American Red Cross shelter/cooling center remains operational at 521 Main.

There have been approximately 545 loads of tree and brush debris hauled to two dump locations.

The Kansas Corporation Commission is reporting approximately 26 customers still without power.  Westar reports that in storms, sometimes the hardware that houses the electric meter and the wires that feed electricity into a home or business can become detached. This is the square metal box and connecting pole on the side of the house or building. If the hardware is damaged, Westar cannot reconnect the service line between the house and the power grid because it’s not safe. The homeowner is responsible for hiring an electrician to make these repairs before power can be restored to the residence.

The Kansas Department of Revenue sent out information that residents affected by the tornado can get free replacement car titles, registration receipts, and drivers licenses if those documents were lost or damaged in the storm.  Applications for replacement titles and replacement registration receipts can be made at the Greenwood County Treasurer’s office, 311 N. Main Street Suite 4, Eureka.

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