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 7, 2002
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Individuals and business owners affected by the Jan. 30 ice storm have 10 days to visit one of the joint Disaster Recovery Centers. Officials of the Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management (ODCEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the centers will close at the end of the day on Saturday, March 16.
March 4, 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) remind ice storm victims that the way to apply for assistance is by calling the toll-free application line 1-800-621-3362, or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech impaired. These numbers are in operation regardless of the weather conditions here in Oklahoma.
March 2, 2002
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Due to the inclement weather, the four joint federal/state Disaster Recovery Centers are closed today and Sunday. The toll-free number 1-800-621-3362 will be open for business today until 6:00 P.M., and then will open late on Sunday as well due to inclement weather in Denton, Texas, where the registration line is answered. That line will open at 10 o'clock Sunday morning, and will be in operation until 6 P.M. The Disaster Recovery Centers are expected to be in operation again on Monday morning at 9 o'clock.
March 1, 2002
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- About a month after a severe ice storm left more than a quarter million Oklahomans without power state and federal disaster officials announced today that more than $2 million in disaster housing grants, individual and family grants, and low-interest disaster loans has been issued to 4,350 ice storm victims
February 26, 2002
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Almost 4,000 Oklahomans have been issued nearly $1.9 million in disaster housing grants, individual and family grants, and low-interest disaster loans, while more than 20,800 ice storm victims throughout the 45 designated counties have applied for disaster assistance. According to figures released by the Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management (ODCEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the close of business on February 25, the following numbers of people have applied for or received assistance:
February 22, 2002
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- In the three weeks since President Bush declared a major disaster in Oklahoma, more than $1.3 million has been issued in disaster housing grants to 3,265 applicants throughout the 45 counties eligible for Individual Assistance. According to figures released by the Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management (ODCEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the close of business on February 21, the following numbers of people have applied for or received assistance:

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