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 5, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- State officials report the death toll from Monday's deadly tornado outbreak now stands at 43. Thirty eight died in Oklahoma and five in Kansas. Neither state has confirmed reports of missing people.
May 4, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Eleven Oklahoma counties ripped by a swarm of deadly tornadoes have been designated for federal aid by the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under a major disaster declaration issued for the state today by President Clinton. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the President authorized the assistance immediately following a review of the agency's analysis of the state's expedited request submitted this morning for federal relief. The declaration covers damage from severe storms and tornadoes that hit the state May 3-4.

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