Oklahoma Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-1465)

Incident period: May 8, 2003 to May 30, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 10, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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 -- 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 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

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