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Idahoan heads to Kansas to help recovery effort

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Posted at 2:56 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 17:02:13-04

BOISE — Idaho's Office of Emergency Management is sending an official to Kansas to assist with recovery efforts after the Sunflower State was hit by tornadoes and flooding in recent weeks.

A release from the IOEM says Ben Roeber, the Preparedness and Protection Branch Chief for the Idaho Office of Emergency Management anf former Boise County Sheriff left for Kansas today. The release states Roeber will "provide support and subject matter expertise in the Kansas State Emergency Operations Center" and he will "serve as a liaison between counties and the state EOC".

Governor Brad Little, who approved Roeber's departure to Kansas, said, "Idaho is proud to assist our fellow Americans in their time of need. We support the Emergency Management Assistance Compact agreement because we believe in neighbors helping neighbors and states helping states. Idaho’s highly skilled and experienced state employees will be able to share their expertise with Kansas as they work through these challenges.”