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 11, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal, state and local officials are responding to the disasters in Oklahoma Kansas, and Texas. Only two people are still missing, both in Oklahoma, and no additional storm-related fatalities have been reported. As field staff began to take charge of operations, the FEMA Headquarters Emergency Support Team was deactivated as of Monday afternoon. Oklahoma:For complete FEMA coverage of this disaster
May 11, 1999
News Release
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. MORE THAN $620 THOUSAND IN HOUSING FUNDS APPROVED - APPLICATIONS CONTINUE TO CLIMB
May 11, 1999
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are warning property owners whose homes were damaged in the recent storms that contractors who represent themselves as Corps of Engineers contractors and ask for payment to remove debris from private property are NOT working for the Corps and are trying to defraud property owners.
May 11, 1999
News Release
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. More than $620 Thousand in Housing Funds Approved Applications Continue to Climb
May 11, 1999
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Officials with the state of Oklahoma, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are working together to find housing for families displaced by the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding that occurred May 3-5. "We are working hard to survey the area and are finding places that can be good temporary homes for individuals and families," said Fred Liebe, state coordinating officer with the Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management.
May 10, 1999
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Local jurisdictions now have through June 3 to contract for debris removal to receive 100 percent federal funding, according to state and federal disaster recovery officials. Typically jurisdictions have 72 hours from a presidentially declared disaster to formalize an emergency services agreement. "Extending the debris removal time allows local jurisdictions a better opportunity to plan their work projects more efficiently and effectively," said Fred Liebe, state coordinating officer of the Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management (ODCEM).

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