Kansans sent to Okla. for tornado recovery

A flag continues to fly amidst the remains of tornado destroyed homes in Moore, Okla., Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas state employees are helping out with the tornado recovery efforts in Oklahoma.

Sharon Watson, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Adjutant General’s Office, says Cassie Sparks, public information officer with the Kansas Department of Labor, and Tom Erickson, public information officer for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, will provide support for public information officers in Oklahoma.

They’re being sent as part of the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, which expedites disaster assistance between states.

Their roles will include attending community meetings, responding to media inquiries and updating websites about the recovery efforts.

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