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 2, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Oklahoma homeowners and renters affected by recent severe storms, flooding and tornadoes who need financial assistance should be sure to complete the loan application sent by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) - even if the individual is not seeking a loan, according to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
July 30, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Disaster assistance of $8.9 million has been approved for Oklahomans, 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, local governments, families, individuals, and certain non-profits, 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.
July 30, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Oklahomans who lost their jobs because of recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding may be eligible to receive unemployment compensation. Residents of Ottawa and Washington counties have until Aug. 8, 2007, to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). Residents of Comanche, Nowata and Pottawatomie counties have until Aug. 15, 2007, to apply.
July 27, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Oklahomans whose homes or businesses were damaged by the recent storms, flooding and tornadoes may have made an appointment with an inspector and be waiting to have the damage to their property assessed.  Unfortunately, every disaster has individuals who try to take advantage of disaster victims.
July 27, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Federal and state disaster officials announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will open Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Bartlesville and South Coffeyville to assist residents and business owners in Nowata and Washington counties in applying for low-interest disaster loans. These two counties were added to the disaster declaration for the recent severe storms, flooding and tornadoes of June 10 through July 25.
July 27, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) remind those impacted by the recent severe storms, flooding and tornadoes, that free expert advice is available on repairing or rebuilding homes and businesses. Federal/state insurance and mitigation experts at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in storm-damaged areas can advise residents on rebuilding to minimize damage from future storms and on flood insurance available in communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program.

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