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 14, 2002
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- More than $600,000 in disaster housing assistance grants have been issued to assist ice storm victims in just a week since Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Joe M. Allbaugh announced that 45 counties in Oklahoma were eligible for individual assistance, according to state and federal disaster recovery officials.
February 12, 2002
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Disaster assistance for 19 counties has been expanded to include all categories of public assistance aid for local governments affected by the recent winter ice storm in Oklahoma, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.
February 12, 2002
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- To help meet the ongoing needs of Oklahoma winter ice storm victims, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management (ODCEM) are opening five Disaster Recovery Centers on Wednesday, February 13. The centers provide a single location where people are able to talk face-to-face with recovery, restoration and rebuilding specialists. Representatives from local, state and federal agencies, and some private-sector organizations, will staff the joint FEMA and ODCEM Disaster Recovery Centers.
February 11, 2002
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Most federal and state disaster assistance programs are designed to meet emergency needs in the form of disaster grants for immediate housing requirements and emergency repairs. These programs are meant to help people begin their recovery; they are not designed to return people?s lives to their pre-disaster condition.
February 10, 2002
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- If you were affected by the winter ice storm, you should be aware that some unscrupulous contractors may try to take advantage of you. "If you have disaster-related damages, I urge you to be very careful when contracting for repairs," Jim Roche, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Coordinating Officer said.
February 9, 2002
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Almost 3,000 Oklahomans affected by the recent winter ice storm have applied for state/federal disaster assistance. In just one day since Director Joe M. Allbaugh, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), announced that individual assistance was available, 2,892 people have called to apply.

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