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Kansas Legislators Working On Flood Relief

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas lawmakers are working on a plan to help flood victims in the southeast part of the state.

Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt says the plan will include relief for those who lost their homes.

Heavy rain soaked southeast Kansas earlier this month, causing flooding in 23 counties.

Emergency management officials say they are still assessing the damage to get a preliminary estimate, expected to be in the millions. They say 864 homes were destroyed and more than 3,700 were damaged.

Schmidt says houses will have to be demolished in an area where there's already a housing shortage. And he says some smaller communities don't have enough money to meet the 25 percent match for Federal Emergency Management Agency aid.
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