Oklahoma Severe Ice Storm (DR-1452)
Incident period: December 3, 2002 to December 4, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 4, 2003
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February 4, 2003
Washington, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster funds have been made available for Oklahoma to help local governments in 14 counties recover from the ice storm that hit the state early last December. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued by President Bush following a review of the agency's analysis of the state's request for federal aid. The declaration covers damage to public property from the storm that occurred December 3-4.