Incident Management Team leaving Baxter Springs

Baxter Springs tornado damage (Courtesy Kansas Highway Patrol)
Baxter Springs tornado damage (Courtesy Kansas Highway Patrol)

TOPEKA, Kan. — The State Emergency Operations Center in Topeka deactivated at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The SEOC was partially activated by the Kansas Division of Emergency Management on Sunday evening in response to the tornado that struck Baxter Springs.

KDEM deputy director, Angee Morgan, released the following statement:

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

The Incident Management Team that deployed to Baxter Springs 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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