Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1718)

Incident period: August 18, 2007 to September 12, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 24, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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.
August 31, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- State and federal officials announced today a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Caddo County Sept. 6 and be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following location: Caddo County DRC Caddo-Kiowa Technical Center Emergency Shelter 100 Career Technology Road Ft. Cobb, OK 73038
August 31, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- State and federal officials announced today a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Blaine County Sept. 6 and be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following location: Blaine County DRC City Hall Auditorium 117 North Weigle Ave. Watonga, OK 73772
August 25, 2007
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that individuals in Blaine, Caddo, and Kingfisher counties are now eligible for federal individual assistance. The Presidential Disaster Declaration of August 24 makes federal disaster aid available for the State of Oklahoma to supplement state and local recovery efforts in these three counties affected by recent severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes beginning on August 18, 2007 and continuing.
August 24, 2007
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the state of Oklahoma to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding beginning on August 18, 2007, and continuing.
August 24, 2007
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush?s major disaster declaration. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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