Oklahoma Severe Winter Storm (DR-1876)
Incident period: December 24, 2009 to December 25, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 25, 2010
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 17, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Nearly $68 million in federal grants has been obligated to help the state of Oklahoma and its communities recover from the December blizzard and January ice storm, officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) said Tuesday. Included in the total is nearly $36 million to help reimburse eight Oklahoma electric cooperatives and associations for repairs to infrastructure damaged during the ice storm.
May 24, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- A newly released video on YouTube offers a look inside a recent series of workshops that provided vital information for Oklahoma emergency managers who want federal grants to help make their communities safer. The workshops, presented by hazard mitigation specialists from the state of Oklahoma and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), focused on the process of applying for grants for safe rooms, outdoor warning sirens and other mitigation measures.
April 20, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Local governments and other public entities in 41 Oklahoma counties hit by the December blizzard and/or January ice storm face a deadline this week to file their official requests for federal assistance, Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced.
April 16, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Oklahoma emergency managers and other public officials who want to take advantage of federal funds to make their communities safer can get the information they need at a workshop coming soon to their area. Hazard Mitigation specialists from the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are teaming up to offer guidance free of charge at various workshops to be held in April and May.
March 29, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Communities with piles of fallen trees, branches and other debris remaining from the December blizzard and/or January ice storm are encouraged to move forward with their cleanup operations, federal and state disaster recovery officials said Thursday. "Some communities had massive amounts of debris, and we’re advising them to go ahead and get the cleanup work done," said Gregory W. Eaton, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) federal coordinating officer for the disasters.
March 22, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma's two severe winter storms - the massive Christmas Eve blizzard followed by the January ice storm - caused extensive damage to roads, bridges, utility lines and other public infrastructure in many parts of the state. Today, specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working side by side with state and local officials to help Oklahoma recover from the disasters.