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

January 12, 2001
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster Teleregistration line has experienced extremely heavy call volume this week, due to multiple disaster declarations in several states at the same time. Because of this, some callers are experiencing waits of up to 15 minutes or longer.
January 9, 2001
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by the severe winter storms that began Christmas Eve, the Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management (ODCEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open four Disaster Recovery Centers on Friday, Jan. 12. at 1 p.m. Centers will be located in:
January 9, 2001
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- On Dec.28, 2000 President Clinton designated Oklahoma eligible for federal emergency funds to reimburse state, tribal and local governments, as well as certain private non--profit organizations for assistance with debris removal and emergency services, (emergency protective measures and essential utility restoration), as a result of the severe winter storms that began on Christmas Day.
January 8, 2001
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Appling for disaster assistance is easy to do said Federal Emergency Management Agency's C. Michel Butler, federal coordinating officer for disaster recovery in Oklahoma. The following is a summary of the process to help applicants understand what to expect. Here's how you start. Call the toll--free registration number 1--800--462--9029. This is the ONLY way to get into the system.
January 5, 2001
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- A toll--free application telephone number is now operational for homeowners, renters and businesses who suffered property damage or loss in the declared counties affected by the severe winter storms that began December 25.
January 5, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster aid was made available today for Oklahoma families and businesses victimized by the Christmas ice storm under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Clinton, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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