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State emergency operations center deactivated in Baxter Springs

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED APRIL 29, 2014 BY THE OFFICE OF THE KANSAS ADJUTANT GENERAL

STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER DEACTIVATED; INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAMS LEAVING BAXTER SPRINGS

The State Emergency Operations Center in Topeka deactivated at 4 p.m. today, April 29. The SEOC was partially activated by the Kansas Division of Emergency Management Sunday evening in response to the tornado that struck Baxter Springs in Cherokee County the evening of April 27.

“The situation in Baxter Springs has de-escalated to the point the city and county no longer needs our immediate assistance for emergency response,” said Angee Morgan, KDEM deputy director. “They’ve moved into the recovery phase and we will continue to coordinate support as needed.”

The Incident Management Team that deployed to community on Sunday has demobilized as of Tuesday afternoon. The Rapid Assessment Team that deployed the same day is projected to remain in Baxter Springs through Thursday, May 1.

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