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. -- 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 7, 1999
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin debris removal from affected areas early next week, starting with municipal streets, roads and public property in the 11 counties originally declared eligible for federal disaster assistance as a result of the severe storms and tornadoes of May 3-4. Individuals may also place debris next to the road for pickup, according to Tom Logsdon, the Corps' site manager for the project. "We'll be sending out trucks and crews to clean streets and rights of way up to 15 feet on each side of the street," Logsdon said.
May 7, 1999
News Release
The situation in brief as of 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 7, 1999: President Clinton Thursday issued a major disaster declaration for Bowie County, Texas. The disaster declaration makes available a variety of federal programs to help people and communities recover and rebuild more safely for the future. Additional FEMA resources are moving into all affected areas as disaster field offices are established in Kansas and Oklahoma. Shelter operators report that shelter use is decreasing as temporary housing is identified.
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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