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 7, 1999
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management (ODCEM) will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Moore on Saturday, May 8, to serve those affected by the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding of May 3-5. The center will be located at 2600 S. Service. Hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday until further notice.
May 7, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Five counties were added to the Oklahoma disaster declaration today. The counties include Canadian, Craig, Le Flore, Noble, and Ottowa. This brings the total number of Oklahoma counties to sixteen.
May 7, 1999
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Five counties have been added to the disaster declaration issued by President Clinton on May 4. The addition, sought by Gov. Frank Keating, makes a total of 16 Oklahoma counties eligible for state and federal programs available to individuals, businesses and communities who suffered damage or loss from the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding May 3-5.
May 7, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal, state and local officials are responding to the disasters in Oklahoma and Kansas. The following is the latest information on the situation: Oklahoma
May 7, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has sent eight search dogs with their handlers and a Search Team Manager to Oklahoma to aid in the search for 13 persons still unaccounted for following Monday's devastating tornadoes. The dogs and their handlers come from four of FEMA's 27 Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces, which are available for deployment by FEMA to major disaster areas. The dogs and handlers working in Oklahoma are from US&R teams from Lincoln, Neb.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Seattle, Wash.; and Boone County, Mo.
May 6, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal, state and local officials are responding to the disasters in Oklahoma and Kansas. The following is the latest information on the situation: Oklahoma:

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