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Oklahoma Severe Winter Storm (DR-1355)

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Incident period: December 25, 2000 to January 10, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 05, 2001


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.

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 $156,471,720.15 $55,793,375.20 $99,573,522.52
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:25 (Updated daily)

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