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

August 23, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- With just two weeks to go before the September 5 deadline to register for federal disaster assistance, officials of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge Oklahomans affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that occurred prior to July 25 to make sure they have applied for all the federal assistance for which they may be eligible.
August 22, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Some Oklahoma disaster aid recipients have expressed concern that their state and federal grants might cause them to lose Social Security benefits, pay additional taxes, or give up income-based benefit programs. Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) say those concerns are unfounded. In most cases, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Social Security Administration do not count federal or state disaster aid as income.
August 22, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Miami, Okla., located at the Home Furnishing Gallery at 1601 North Main Street, will be closed Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3. Re-opening Tuesday, Sept. 4, the DRC will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday until further notice. Representatives of state, federal and voluntary agencies will be available to answer questions and provide recovery information. Written materials about various assistance programs also are available to individuals and business owners.
August 21, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- In an effort to reach out to disaster-declared counties, Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are opening in Bryan, Cleveland, Grady, Kiowa and Seminole 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).
August 20, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- As cleanup continues in the aftermath of recent severe storms, flooding and tornadoes in Oklahoma, state and federal officials urge disaster victims to consider simple, inexpensive ways to prevent or reduce damage from future storms. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) call such actions "hazard mitigation."
August 20, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Disaster assistance of $16.6 million has been approved for Oklahoma, 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). Disaster affected Oklahoma businesses, families and individuals who suffered damages from the severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes in disaster-declared counties are eligible to apply for disaster assistance funding and low interest SBA loans.

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