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Oklahoma Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1465)

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Incident period: May 08, 2003 to May 30, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 10, 2003


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.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 935 $2,305,722.55 $1,229,822.49 $1,075,900.06
Last Updated: Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 01:54 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $4,366,087.01 $2,280,285.57 $1,914,677.82
Last Updated: Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 06:57 (Updated daily)

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