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June 18, 2003
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Residents and business owners who have not yet registered for federal and state disaster assistance have only three more weeks to apply. July 9, 2003, is the last day to file applications for most disaster assistance programs, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials. So far, 3,658 Oklahomans in the disaster declared counties have already registered for assistance. Disaster assistance funds totaling $9.4 million have been approved.
June 13, 2003
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Federal and state officials announce $8.8 million has been approved for disaster assistance to help those individuals and businesses affected by the severe storms and tornadoes that began on May 8. Updated disaster information is as follows:
June 10, 2003
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- The Disaster Recovery Centers at Moore and Henryetta will close at the end of the day on Thursday, June 12, 2003. The centers have successfully served those who needed disaster information relating to the severe storms and tornadoes that began on May 8. So far, just over 1,100 Oklahomans have visited these and the seven other centers that were in operation.
June 9, 2003
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Federal Coordinating Officer Justin DeMello of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Coordinating Officer Larry Culp of the Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management remind those who have been affected by the severe weather in Oklahoma between May 8 and May 30, 2003 to apply as soon as possible by calling FEMA's toll-free registration number at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY: 800-462-7585 for the hearing or speech impaired. The lines are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
June 6, 2003
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- To further help individuals and businesses affected by the severe storms and tornadoes that began on May 8, the Oklahoma Dept. of Civil Emergency Management (ODCEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are opening a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Okmulgee County. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 10 through Thursday, June 12. The DRC will be in the Community Center located at 115 S. 4th Street, Henryetta, Oklahoma 74437
June 6, 2003
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Federal and state officials announce nearly $7.3 million has been approved for disaster assistance to help those affected by the severe storms and tornadoes that began on May 8. Updated disaster information is as follows:
June 4, 2003
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has obligated $3.4 million to the State of Oklahoma to fund the City of Moore's removal of debris from public property, public streets and right-of-ways. "We are committed to helping communities recover from disaster," said Michael D. Brown, FEMA director and Under Secretary for the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, a part of the Department of Homeland Security. This grant provides funds that will help the City of Moore with its continued recovery from the tornado of May 8, 2003."
June 3, 2003
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- State and federal officials announce that disaster assistance is available for the residents and businesses in Cherokee, Creek, Garvin, Nowata, Okmulgee and Seminole counties who were affected by the severe storms and tornadoes that began May 8 and ended May 30. The additional counties were made eligible for disaster assistance based on a review of damage data gathered by federal and state officials. The six counties join 19 Oklahoma counties that were previously declared eligible.
June 3, 2003
Disaster Federal Register Notice
June 3, 2003
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- State and federal officials today announced that 10 additional counties are eligible for assistance for infrastructure and other damages suffered in the severe weather and tornadoes that struck Oklahoma between May 8 and May 30. The addition of Beaver, Cimarron, Delaware, Garvin, Muskogee, Nowata, Pontotoc, Roger Mills, Texas and Washington counties to the disaster declaration is based on a review of damage data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials.

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