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December 17, 2001
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Residents and business owners in Caddo, Kiowa and Washita Counties who sustained damage from the severe storms and tornadoes on October 9 and 10, 2001, have only until December 31, 2001 to apply for disaster assistance. That is also the deadline for submitting loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for disaster-related losses to real and personal property.
December 4, 2001
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Oklahoma have received 309 registrations for assistance from state and federal agencies five weeks into the application period. Originally granted on October 25th to address the October 9th tornado damages in Washita County, the Federal disaster declaration was amended on November 16th to include losses from the same storm system that affected homeowners, renters and business owners in Caddo and Kiowa counties.
November 17, 2001
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Individuals and business owners with losses or damages caused by the October 9 tornadoes in Caddo, Kiowa and Washita counties have only until Tuesday, November 20, at 12 noon, to visit FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center in Cordell. "A review of center activity records show that most of the applicants for disaster assistance have been to the center since it began operations," said Fred Liebe, State Coordinating Officer.
November 16, 2001
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- State and federal officials announce that disaster assistance is now available for tornado damages in Caddo and Kiowa counties. This declaration follows a review of additional information regarding damages caused during the October 9 and 10 storms and tornadoes in the Southwestern region of the state.
November 16, 2001
News Release
Oklahoma City,OK -- The toll-free federal/state disaster registration system (1-800-621-FEMA / 3362) will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18. Residents and business owners in Washita County affected by the October 9 tornadoes are urged to apply for assistance by calling between 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. through Friday, Nov. 16, and beginning again on Monday, Nov. 19.
November 14, 2001
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- There are now 275 registrations for federal and state disaster assistance, filed by residents and businesses with damages and losses from the October 9th tornadoes in Washita County and the town of Cordell, through the 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) application number.
November 7, 2001
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- The toll-free federal/state disaster registration system (1-800-621-FEMA / 3362) will be closed on Sunday, November 11, 2001. Residents and business owners in Washita County affected by the October 9 tornadoes are urged to apply for assistance by calling between 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 10, and beginning again on Monday, Nov. 12.
November 6, 2001
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- State and federal disaster recovery officials advise Washita County residents who have disaster-related damage to be careful when hiring unknown contractors to clean up and repair their homes and businesses. "Scam artists often seize the opportunity to capitalize on the misfortune of others," said Fred Liebe, state coordinating officer. "We urge residents to be especially alert for door-to-door solicitors who hand out make-shift flyers or ask for large cash deposits or advance payments in full."
November 2, 2001
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- State and federal officials from the Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management (ODCEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have established a Disaster Recovery Center to assist individuals affected by the October 9-10 severe storms, flooding and tornadoes. The center will open Monday, November 5, 2001 at: The Cordell Community Center 101 East Main Street Cordell, Oklahoma 73632
October 31, 2001
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Disaster assistance for Washita County has been expanded to include aid for homeowners, renters and businesses affected by the recent severe weather, flooding and tornadoes in Oklahoma the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.

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