Oklahoma Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes (DR-1712)

Incident period: June 10, 2007 to July 25, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 7, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 15, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- In an effort to reach out to disaster-declared counties, Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are opening in Atoka and Garfield counties, said officials with the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Applicants in any declared county may receive services at any DRC location.
September 13, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Sept. 11 that nine additional counties have been approved for disaster public assistance. The additional nine counties are Custer, Hughes, Jefferson, Kiowa, McIntosh, Oklahoma, Pawnee, Payne, and Pottawatomie. With Tuesday's announcement, 50 counties are now eligible for disaster public assistance as a result of the June 10 to July 25 severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes.
September 11, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Cotton Candy, carnival rides, prize-winning foods, quilts, livestock, and disaster-resistant building tips are coming to the Oklahoma State Fair. Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide information on disaster-resistant building practices at the Oklahoma State Fair Sept. 13-23. The FEMA booth will be located at the Oklahoma Expo Hall #1, Booth #8026 at the state fairgrounds.
September 10, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY ? It is important to know that if you suffered damages and losses from the severe storms and tornadoes of June 10-July 25 and the severe weather beginning on August 18, and registered with any voluntary agency for assistance, it does NOT register you with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance. Also, if you registered your damage with the State Damage Assessment Hotline, you are NOT registered with FEMA unless you also called the 1-800-621-FEMA number or registered online or registered at a Disaster Recovery Center.
September 6, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Rebuilding or repairing a home after flooding or any disaster can be a daunting task. But with the right information, homeowners and business owners can build back in a way that reduces the likelihood of future damages, according to officials with the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
September 5, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Restoring business is an important part of Oklahoma's recovery from recent severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes. Businesses that plan for disaster before the storm generally have less damage, economic loss and down time than those that do not. It's a good reason, say federal and state officials, to include disaster preparations in the normal course of business planning.

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