Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-Line Winds (DR-1917)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 4, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY – State agencies, local and tribal governments as well as certain private nonprofits in three Oklahoma counties affected by the May 10-13 storms and tornadoes have just a few days left to file their official requests for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline to file a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) is Saturday, Aug. 7.
August 2, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Ten weeks after the president’s disaster declaration for Oklahoma’s May 10-13 storms and tornadoes, state and federal assistance to help individuals and communities repair and rebuild has topped $10 million.
July 22, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Survivors of the May 10-13 tornadoes and storms have only until Friday to register for federal and state grants or turn in their applications for low-interest disaster loans. Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge homeowners, renters and business owners to take one last look at their property for uninsured damages that may have been caused by the storms.
July 20, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Only three days remain for survivors of the May 10-13 tornadoes and storms to register for Individual Assistance from the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Friday, July 23, is the registration deadline. "The deadline to register is almost here," said Federal Coordinating Officer Gregory W. Eaton. "We want storm survivors to receive every dollar they are eligible for, but they have to register first."
July 19, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Recent flooding events in Oklahoma have underscored a painful truth: flooding can occur anywhere, at any time. In fact, flooding is America's most common natural disaster. Yet most homeowner insurance policies do not cover flood damage. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) offers federally backed insurance to property owners and renters in Oklahoma communities that participate in the NFIP. Those communities have agreed to adopt and enforce ordinances that meet or exceed FEMA requirements to reduce the risk of flooding.
July 12, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Oklahoma senior citizens needn't worry that applying for, or receiving, state and federal disaster assistance will cause them to sacrifice their Social Security benefits, pay more taxes or give up income-based benefit programs. As with all survivors, seniors in Carter, Cleveland, Creek, Garvin, McIntosh, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Pottawatomie and Seminole counties may be eligible for assistance if they sustained property damage during the May 10-13 storms and tornadoes.
Incident period: May 10, 2010 to May 13, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 24, 2010