Governor Sam Brownback is commending Kansans over how they handled the storm this week. State offices were closed for two days and officials urged Kansans to stay off the roads. Brownback says there was a total of 3 fatalities in Kansas from the storm, but the situation could have been worse. Brownback says state workers are trying to total the amount of damage to crops and cattle from the blizzard. If the damage from the storm reaches 3 million dollars, Brownback says the state could be eligible for federal assistance though a federal disaster declaration.