Oklahoma Severe Winter Storms (DR-1678)

Incident period: January 12, 2007 to January 26, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 1, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 20, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The State of Oklahoma working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reports that currently more then $10 million in Public Assistance has been distributed in Oklahoma.  The federal funds were made available under the Disaster Declarations resulting from the two severe winter storms that began on Dec. 28 and Jan. 12.
April 12, 2007
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) announced today that four additional counties affected by the severe winter storms are now eligible for disaster Public Assistance. Caddo, Garfield, Pushmataha and Stephens counties have been added to the Feb. 1, 2007 major disaster declaration. Now a total of 48 Oklahoma counties are eligible for reimbursement of eligible costs for permanent work under the Public Assistance Program.
March 5, 2007
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) announced today that two additional counties affected by the severe winter storms are now eligible for disaster Public Assistance. Cleveland and McClain counties have been added to the Feb. 1, 2007 major disaster declaration. Now a total of 44 Oklahoma counties are eligible for reimbursement of eligible costs for permanent work under the Public Assistance Program.
March 5, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) remind local government officials of approaching deadlines to apply for Public Assistance related to the Jan. 12 Ice Storm.  Under Public Assistance, the federal government pays 75 percent of costs of debris removal, infrastructure repairs, emergency protective measure and restoration of utilities.  The state and local governments each pay 12.5 percent.
February 5, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDA) continue this week in counties affected by the severe winter storms that began on Jan. 12. These assessments are first-hand surveys conducted by teams of federal, state and local emergency management personnel to determine the type and amount of damage that governments and individuals may have suffered. Preliminary damage specialists have extensive experience in:
February 3, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Emergency Declaration of January 15, more than $2.5 million was provided to help Oklahomans affected by the severe winter storms that began on Jan. 12.

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