Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-Line Winds (DR-1917)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
July 8, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Survivors of Oklahoma's May 10-13 storms and tornadoes have just two weeks left to register for state and federal disaster assistance. Friday, July 23, is the last day to begin the assistance process by contacting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It is also the deadline to return any loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
July 6, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- State agencies, local and tribal governments as well as certain private nonprofits in Oklahoma counties hit hard by the May 10-13 storms and tornadoes have just a few days remaining to file their official requests for federal assistance. The deadline to file a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) is Saturday, July 10. Filing such a request with the state is the first step in the process of applying for federal reimbursements under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program.
June 30, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY - If you applied for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after the May 10-13 storms, you may receive a phone call that could bring extra assistance your way. Specialists with FEMA's Individual Assistance (IA) program have made hundreds of calls to Oklahomans who registered with FEMA after the destructive storms tore through the state. Their goal? To make sure applicants for state and federal Individual Assistance get their eligible needs met.
June 25, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY - Just a month has passed since May 24, when a presidential disaster declaration opened the door for state and federal Individual Assistance programs following Oklahoma's May 10-13 storms and tornadoes - and already more than $5.6 million is getting to applicants. The recovery assistance is available through the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to eligible homeowners, renters and business owners.
June 23, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- As Oklahomans repair or rebuild homes and other property damaged in the May 10-13 storms, state and federal recovery officials have an important message for them: Haste makes waste when building without a permit.
June 19, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- If you lost your home or property during the May 10-13 storms, you undoubtedly have a lot on your mind right now. Amid the turmoil, don't forget the one detail that could ensure recovery assistance reaches you: Keep in touch with FEMA. Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are working hard to make sure eligible Oklahomans get their post-disaster needs met. They urge applicants to keep their contact information current.
Incident period: May 10, 2010 to May 13, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 24, 2010