Kansas City won’t be getting the volume of federal funding it’s been accustomed to for preparation against terrorist attacks and natural disasters, said Sen. Claire McCaskill, meeting with Kansas City reporters.
The Senator said the mood toward smaller government will work against paying for disaster aid the way it has been since Sept. 11.
Kansas City has been excluded from a list of to 25 cities to get public safety and disaster aid.
McCaskill doubts funding will return for what many consider municipal responsibilities.
A group of doctors from Olathe-based relief agency Heart to Heart International is in the hardest hit areas of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines this week.
Founder Dr. Gary Morsch, Kansas City family practice physician Dr. Rick Randolph, and nurse Susan Mangicaro began on the island of Ormoc, administering tetanus shots and antibiotics due to secondary infections.
"There is so much debris, (like) rusted tin, that infection secondary to cuts and wound punctures can be septic and deadly within a few weeks," Mangicaro said.
We’ve all seen it on TV— a hurricane strikes, leaving thousands without power, food, or clean water for days or even weeks. When disasters happen, the Red Cross is the organization that always seems to be there.