Oklahoma Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1395)

Incident period: October 9, 2001 to October 10, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 25, 2001

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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.

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