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

July 25, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- About 33 dogs and 30 cats displaced by the recent northeast area flooding were transported to community shelters and animal rescue groups along a route from Miami, Oklahoma, to Irving, Texas today. The groups and shelter officials in Tulsa, Midwest City, Norman, Ardmore and Irving, Texas will work to find homes for the animals.  The initiative is a joint project of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM), the State Animal Response Team (a unit of the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 
July 25, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Simple precautions by pet owners can protect family pets when disaster strikes. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), working with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) recommend the following steps before a disaster:
July 24, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Having met the needs of the community, the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in Washington and Nowata counties will be closing on July 28 at 6 p.m. The DRCs will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until its closure.
July 23, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Disaster assistance of $4.9 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, 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 23, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have established a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Comanche County for residents who suffered damages from recent severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes. The DRC in Comanche County will be open at the following location as follows:
July 20, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- State and federal emergency management officials warn Oklahomans whose homes or businesses were flooded as a result of recent storms, flooding and tornadoes, to be alert to possible health problems from mold. Water-damaged homes create a moist environment for mold to flourish. People with respiratory problems like allergies or asthma, should not spend time in houses suspected to contain mold. Mold is often visible as a fuzzy growth or discoloration on surfaces. It usually has a musty, earthy odor.

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