Oklahoma Tornadoes, Severe Storms, and Flooding (DR-1272)
Incident period: May 3, 1999 to May 4, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 4, 1999
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
May 20, 1999
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Latimer County today was added to the list of Oklahoma counties designated for federal and state disaster help following the May 3-5 tornadoes, severe storms and flooding. The county was declared eligible for the Public Assistance program, meaning that governments and certain non-profit organizations in the county are eligible for federal money for debris removal and emergency protective measures taken after the storm, and for money to help them rebuild road systems, public buildings and other public property.
May 20, 1999
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster officials urge victims of the May 3-5 tornadoes, severe storms and flooding to complete and return their SBA loan forms as quickly as possible.
May 19, 1999
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- State and federal officials have set up two collection sites for this Saturday for the disposal of household hazardous wastes following the recent tornadoes, severe storms and flooding in Oklahoma. Officials have set up the sites because household chemicals can pose a threat to public safety and to the environment if they are not properly disposed. At each of the sites, a chemical waste disposal company will be ready to accept the chemicals free of charge and dispose of them appropriately.
May 18, 1999
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Federal and state agencies are working in partnership to help Oklahoma residents following the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding of May 3-5. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts since the Presidential disaster declaration. Federal/State Disaster Recovery Assistance at the Close of Business May 16:
May 18, 1999
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The Federal Emergency Mangement Agency (FEMA) and the Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management (ODCEM) will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Mulhall on Wednesday, May 19 to serve those affected by the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding of May 3-5. This brings to five the number of DRCs opened in response to the recent storms. The Mulhall Center will be open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday until further notice. The center is located at:
May 17, 1999
TULSA, Okla. -- Short-term Rental Housing Needed For Disaster Victims: Helping displaced disaster victims find safe, sanitary and secure housing is a priority for disaster recovery officials. Anyone with available rental property within the disaster area should call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Helpline at 800-525-0321. Don't Be a Victim Twice:
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