Oklahoma Severe Winter Storm (DR-1355)

Incident period: December 25, 2000 to January 10, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 5, 2001

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 20, 2001
News Release
Oklahoma City -- More than six months after the Christmas Day ice storm, some workers are still cleaning up debris and overseeing repairs. In scattered teams throughout Oklahoma, federal, state and local officials are still working together. Many of them are state and federal retirees who are also FEMA disaster reservists. Reservists are ordinary citizens, on--call, and professionally trained to help after disasters.But they are doing more than building roads and bridges. They are also building and cultivating lasting friendships.
May 29, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- More than $1.3 million in disaster funds have been made available by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to repair the public utilities system of the Western Farmers Electric Cooperative. "We are proud to share in this important project because of the critical service provided to people in a multi--county area." FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said. The 11 Oklahoma counties that reported damage include Carter, Coal, Comanche, Cotton, Garvin, Grady, Le Flore, Lincoln, Pontotoc, Stephens and Tillman.
April 23, 2001
News Release
Denton, TX -- Four months after the Christmas Day ice storm, Oklahomans are still cleaning up and repairing damages. To date, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have funneled $122.26 million in disaster aid to Oklahomans.
March 13, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has made additional assistance available for the Oklahoma ice storms last December by authorizing an increase in federal funding to cover the full cost for debris removal.
March 6, 2001
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- "Local officials in Oklahoma don't need to fear being left alone to deal with the aftermath of the Christmas ice storm just because things are happening in other parts of the country," said Moises Dugan, FEMA deputy federal coordinating Officer. "We still have plenty of personnel in place in Oklahoma to help government officials with their recovery efforts," he added.
February 20, 2001
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- March 6 is the deadline for Oklahoma residents and business owners who sustained damage from the severe winter and ice storms to apply for state and federal disaster aid. Disaster recovery officials urge those who have not done so to apply as soon as possible by calling the toll--free registration line at 800 462--9029. Hearing-- or speech--impaired persons may call the TTY registration number at 800 462--7585. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


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