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 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 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.
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.
May 30, 2003
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Federal and state officials announce nearly $4.9 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:
May 29, 2003
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- The Disaster Recovery Centers at Guymon, Kansas, Midwest City and Stroud will close at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2003. The centers have successfully served those who needed disaster information relating to the severe storms and tornadoes that began on May 8. Three Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Centers remain open: Bartlesville Tri-County Technology Center 6101 SE Nowata Road 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon. - Sat.
May 28, 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 Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Roger Mills and Washington counties at the following locations: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, June 2 through Saturday, June 7, Cheyenne City Hall - 317 Broadway, Cheyenne, Oklahoma

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