TEMA Sends Support Team to Aid in Kansas Flooding
Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) sent two of its emergency manager staff members to Kansas yesterday to provide specialized support in the state’s ongoing, severe flooding situation.
The two-person TEMA team, based in Topeka, Kan., will deploy for 10 days and assist local and state emergency officials in their flood response operations.
In addition to the TEMA support team, the Tennessee National Guard is providing the Arkansas National Guard with sandbagging equipment to use in flood control missions for up to 30 days.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) is coordinating the deployments through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), the nation’s state-to-state mutual aid system.
Kansas has requested an emergency declaration amid disaster-level flooding in nearly half of the state’s counties. The widespread flooding has resulted in damage and evacuations.
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