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Oklahoma Severe Wildfire Threat (DR-1623)

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


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).

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 196 $2,170,143.29 $1,248,362.22 $921,781.07
Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 05:04 (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 $9,864,252.61 $9,376,912.47 $267,274.61
Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 05:56 (Updated daily)

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