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Oklahoma Tornadoes, Severe Storms, and Flooding (DR-1272)

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Incident period: May 03, 1999 to May 04, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 04, 1999


July 7, 1999 - News Release

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Almost 9,500 Oklahomans registered for federal and state disaster recovery assistance by the deadline Friday evening (July 2). To date, more than $67.8 million has been approved for grants and low-interest loans to help victims recover from the tornadoes, storms and floods that occurred May 3-5 in Oklahoma.

June 25, 1999 - News Release

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- As Oklahoma begins to rebuild areas damaged by spring tornadoes, homeowners and homebuilders alike are seeking information on safe rooms, which can save lives in otherwise deadly storms. Builders, contractors, and homeowners can learn about concrete safe rooms at a series of free seminars held across Oklahoma this summer. Attendees will learn about the benefits of safe rooms, visit informational booths, talk with distributors, and take a walk inside a safe room built with insulating concrete forms (ICFs) at any one of seven different events.

June 21, 1999 - News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Safe Room Traveling Road Show teams visited Oklahoma last week, urging residents of tornado-prone areas to build an in-house "safe room" as protection against deadly tornadoes. Each two-person team conducted workshops, distributed publications and answered general construction questions. FEMA disaster team staff, Bob Connors and Steve Jeffery setup their display at a building supply center in Oklahoma City. The road show moves to Kansas June 22.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $40,599,483.62 $29,892,513.82 $10,353,383.67
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:46 (Updated daily)

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