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

February 21, 2002
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- In the weeks that follow a disaster, half-truths and rumors about how individuals can find help may mislead residents. When you have suffered a loss, the last thing you need is misinformation. According to state and federal disaster recovery officials, the best way to avoid that problem is to call and let the operators help determine what assistance programs you may be eligible for. Don't prejudge yourself.
February 20, 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 continuing to provide information on disaster assistance and recovery to ice storm victims through the Disaster Recovery Centers and the FEMA toll-free application line.
February 19, 2002
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Oklahoma residents following the winter ice storm. The application phone lines and five Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Centers will continue to be staffed Sunday and Monday over the Presidents' Day holiday weekend to help those affected by the ice storm, according to disaster recovery officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management (ODCEM). Here's an update of the recovery activities to date:
February 19, 2002
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- To help meet the ongoing needs of Oklahoma winter ice storm victims, the Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management (ODCEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open an additional joint Disaster Recovery Center in El Reno on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 9:00 a.m.
February 19, 2002
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- In response to the needs of the Oklahoma winter ice storm victims who experienced power outages, disaster assistance for people in the designated counties will include assistance for those who purchased generators, non-electric heaters and chainsaws, state and federal officials announced today.

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