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 -- Damage inspectors are now in the field verifying the nature and extent of the damage suffered by those who have applied for federal and state disaster aid as a result of the winter storms that began Christmas Day, Federal Coordinating Officer C. Michel Butler said in a joint statement with State Coordinating Officer Fred Liebe. This aid includes housing assistance, grants for essential needs unmet by other assistance programs and U.S. Small Business Administration low--interest disaster--assistance loans.
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 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 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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