Kickapoo Tribe declares state of emergency

HI by a winter storm, the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas declared a state of emergency on Tuesday.

Chairman Steve Cadue said most of the 600 residents are without power and phone service. The local power company expects service to be restored within two to three days.

The tribal police and fire departments have completed a preliminary assessment of road conditions and homes on the northeast Kansas reservation, Cadue said.

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) on Monday declared a state of emergency for counties that were hit by the storm.

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