Oklahoma Severe Storms And Flooding (DR-1349)

Incident period: October 21, 2000 to October 29, 2000
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 27, 2000

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

December 18, 2000
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Homeowners and business owners in Oklahoma whose properties were damaged or destroyed by the late October flooding are urged to rebuild responsibly. By following flood-related mitigation procedures, homes and businesses can be made flood-resistant. Anyone considering rebuilding in a recognized floodplain must contact their local building official for required permits before construction begins. The project will have to comply with local ordinances and codes, including any floodplain guidelines.
December 18, 2000
News Release
Disaster aid to Oklahoma residents and business has reached $1,038,744. Included in that total is $221,044 in grants to individuals and families who were affected by the severe storms and flooding in Oklahoma between Oct. 21 and 29. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved 53 checks to help individuals defray the costs of temporary housing or emergency essential repairs. These checks totaled $132,050.
December 12, 2000
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- The Apache Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14. It will continue to serve homeowners, renters and business owners on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 13 and 14, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. "A review of the DRC activity over the past 12 days indicates that representatives from federal, state and volunteer agencies have seen a great majority of the residents and business owners in Caddo and Grady Counties who have applied for assistance," said Fred Liebe, state coordinating officer for Oklahoma.
December 12, 2000
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- State and federal disaster recovery officials will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Edmond on Friday and Saturday (December 15 - 16) to serve homeowners, renters and business owners in Oklahoma County who were affected by the storms and flooding from Oct. 21st to the 29th. The Edmond center will be at the Downtown Community Center, 28 E. Main St. The center will be open both Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 8, 2000
News Release
Disaster Assistance Passes Half a Million Dollar Mark In less than 10 days since President Clinton issued a major disaster declaration for Oklahoma, $612,000 in grants and low interest loans has been approved for some of the 213 residents and business owners who have applied for disaster assistance.
December 8, 2000
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Jackson County has been added to the list of counties included in the disaster declaration issued by President Clinton on November 27. The declaration, sought by Governor Keating, makes federal and state Public Assistance available to public agencies and facilities for damage caused by the late October storms and flooding. The county was added after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reviewed damage assessment information, submitted by the Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management (ODCEM).

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