Oklahoma Ice Storm (DR-1401)

Incident period: January 30, 2002 to February 11, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 1, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

March 29, 2002
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Oklahomans in the 45 disaster-designated counties have until 6 p.m. Monday, April 8 to apply for disaster assistance if they suffered losses due to the January 30th ice storms. Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management (ODCEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge any ice storm victims who have not yet called the toll-free application number to do so before the deadline.
March 22, 2002
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Oklahomans in the 45 disaster-designated counties have two weeks left to apply for disaster assistance if they suffered losses as a result of the January 30th ice storms. The deadline is Monday, April 8. Officials of the Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management (ODCEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urged ice storm victims to call the toll-free application number as soon as possible.
March 14, 2002
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Oklahomans still have a day or two to visit one of the four joint Disaster Recovery Centers before they complete their operations, but state and federal officials pointed out that assistance is still only a toll-free call away for ice storm victims. The joint state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Weatherford will close at 7 p.m., Friday, March 15, due to a previous Saturday commitment at the National Guard Armory, but the other three DRCs will remain open through Saturday, March 16.
March 9, 2002
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Disaster recovery officials from the Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management (ODCEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are doing everything possible to get financial assistance out to ice storm victims as quickly as possible, but some Oklahomans have proven to be faster than a speeding computer system.
March 8, 2002
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Disaster assistance for Harmon County has been expanded to include aid for local governments affected by the recent ice storm in Oklahoma and assistance for Payne and Woodward Counties has been expanded to include all categories of public assistance, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
March 8, 2002
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Almost $3 million in disaster housing grants, low-interest disaster loans, and individual and family grants have been issued to more than 20 percent of the 24,253 applicants. Disaster officials also reminded ice storm victims throughout the 45 designated counties (see attached chart) they have one month left to apply before the April 8th deadline.

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