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Oklahoma Severe Storms And Flooding (DR-1349)

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


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 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 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.

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 $2,838,615.94 $94,167.46 $2,564,548.23
Last Updated: Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 07:57 (Updated daily)

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