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

May 27, 2003
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Under the disaster declaration of May 10, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) has been made available to residents who live or work in the nine Oklahoma counties of Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Kingfisher, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie. To be eligible for DUA, as a result of the severe storms and tornadoes that began on May 8, applicants must:
May 23, 2003
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Federal and state officials announce nearly $2.4 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 22, 2003
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Those granted legal permanent resident status are eligible to apply for state and federal assistance if they sustained damages and are residents of the nine counties (Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Kingfisher, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie) that were affected by the severe storms and tornadoes that began on May 8.
May 22, 2003
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- State and federal officials announce that disaster assistance is now available for 10 additional Oklahoma counties. These counties incurred disaster damages from the severe storms and tornadoes that began on May 8. Federal/state disaster assistance is now available for the counties of Carter, Delaware, Kay, Muskogee, Okfuskee, Osage, Pontotoc, Roger Mills, Texas, and Washington. The county of Osage had previously been declared for Public Assistance only. The counties were added to the list of the eligible counties based on a review of damage
May 21, 2003
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- With the debris cleanup well underway, many residents have questions regarding what they may leave at the curb for debris collection. Disaster-related debris will be eligible for pickup and disposal by the county/municipality if the resident places the following types of debris within 15 feet of the curb (within the right-of-way):
May 21, 2003
News Release
Oklahoma City, OK -- Residents who were affected by the severe storms and tornadoes that began on May 8 may be waiting to have their homes inspected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) or insurance companies.

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