Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1756)
Incident period: May 10, 2008 to May 13, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 14, 2008
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
June 10, 2008
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announce new operating hours for the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Ottawa County, beginning this coming weekend. ?In addition, it was announced that the DRC will cease operations at the close of business on Saturday, June 21, 2008. New weekend operating hours for the center will be from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and closed on Sunday until further notice.
June 5, 2008
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- Federal, state and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster aid approved for Oklahomans affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding this spring surpassed $1.3 million this week, state and federal disaster recovery officials announced. The following has been provided for applicants in Craig, Latimer, Ottawa and Pittsburg counties to help them recover following the disaster that occurred May 10-13:
June 2, 2008
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- State and federal disaster assistance is now available in Kingfisher County for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred April 9 - 28. The funds, which are provided on a cost-sharing basis through the Public Assistance program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, are available to state and eligible local governments and certain nonprofit organizations.
May 28, 2008
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- State and federal officials caution those who were affected by the May 10-13 disaster in Craig, Latimer, Ottawa and Pittsburg counties to be wary of callers and visitors who ask for personal and financial information, as well as access and money. Scam artists often come into areas following disasters.
May 26, 2008
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- Residents in Craig, Latimer and Pittsburg counties who experienced property damage or other losses due to the severe weather, tornadoes and flooding that occurred May 10-13 are now eligible for federal and state disaster assistance. The presidential disaster declaration for Ottawa County has been amended to include the above counties. The assistance is coordinated by the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
May 22, 2008
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Picher will be open on Memorial Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The center, located in the community center at 116 Devilliers Circle, opened Tuesday, May 20. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. The center serves those who were affected by the severe weather, tornadoes and flooding that began May 10 in Ottawa County.