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Brownback signs state of disaster declaration


Special to The Hays Daily News

Special to The Hays Daily News

TOPEKA -- Gov. 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 the storm.

"Our state agencies did a great job today protecting Kansans during these difficult weather conditions," 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."