Oklahoma Severe Wildfire Threat (DR-1623)

Incident period: November 27, 2005 to March 31, 2006
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 10, 2006

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 11, 2006
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) encourage individuals and families affected by wildfires from November 27, 2005, to March 31, 2006, to register with FEMA by Friday, April 14. “Now is the time to call 1-800-621-FEMA or go online and get into the system before the April 14 deadline,” Federal Coordinating Officer Philip E. Parr said. “You may be eligible for temporary housing and Other Needs Assistance grants resulting from your losses.”
April 5, 2006
News Release
Public Assistance The objective of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program is to provide assistance to States, local governments, and selected Non-Profit organizations to alleviate suffering and hardship resulting from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President. Listed below is the current status of applications to date:
March 28, 2006
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- To date, nearly $2.25 million in Public Assistance (PA) funds have been obligated to assist state and local governments under the wildfire federal disaster declaration. The funds are being made available through a continuing partnership between the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management (OEM).
March 23, 2006
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Residents who lost their homes as a result of the recent wildfires may apply for the use of a mobile home as they recover from the federally-declared disaster, according to the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM).
March 10, 2006
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Checks totaling more than $1,600,000 are in the hands of residents who qualify for federal and state disaster assistance for damages and losses caused by Oklahoma wildfires since Nov. 27, 2005. This includes 75 families that have received the maximum grant of $10,900 toward replacement of their houses. The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) had received 731 applications as of Friday, March 10; applications are received daily.
March 6, 2006
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Duncan on Wednesday, March 8, and serve applicants for federal and state disaster assistance through Saturday, March 11.

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