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

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.
October 25, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).today announced that federal aid has been made available to help local governments in Washita County, Oklahoma, recover from severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that hit the area earlier this month.

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