Oklahoma Wildfires (DR-1846)

Incident period: April 9, 2009 to April 12, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 19, 2009

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 7, 2009
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Nearly $1.2 Million in disaster assistance has been approved for Oklahoma residents affected by the April wildfires, state and federal emergency managers announced today. Recovery Summary as of close of business July 6, 2009:  
July 3, 2009
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Oklahoma residents affected by wildfires can speed disaster assistance by understanding and preparing for on-site property inspections that determine eligibility, state and federal emergency managers said today.
July 2, 2009
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Two new Disaster Recovery Centers will open Monday, July 6 in Little Axe and Moore to assist residents recovering from wildfires that caused widespread damage in central Oklahoma April 9-12, 2009. The centers will be operated by the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Two other Disaster Recovery Centers remain open in Midwest City and Ratliff City. Disaster Recovery Centers that opened June 29 in Blanchard and Wellston will close Friday, July 3.
June 30, 2009
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Oklahoma residents affected by the April wildfires already have received approval for more than $941,000 in state and federal assistance. While that number will continue to increase, Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials encourage those affected by wildfires to apply for assistance. 
June 26, 2009
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- State and federal emergency managers today announced that Disaster Recovery Centers will open Monday, June 29 in four Oklahoma communities to assist residents whose homes were destroyed or damaged as a result of wildfires April 9-12, 2009. The recovery centers will be operated by the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) at the following locations and schedules:
June 19, 2009
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 and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by wildfires during the period of April 9-12, 2009. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said the president's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Carter, Cleveland, Grady, Lincoln, McClain, Murray, Oklahoma, Payne, and Stephens counties.

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How to Apply for Assistance

» Apply Online
» Call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) / 1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

» What is Disaster Assistance
» Individual Assistance
» Hazard Mitigation


Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Oklahoma, FEMA-1846-DR (PDF 22KB)
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