Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-Line Winds (DR-1917)

Incident period: May 10, 2010 to May 13, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 24, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

June 17, 2010
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- To err is human - especially during the stressful time following a disaster. But making a mistake during the registration process and not correcting it could prove costly on more than one level. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) remind disaster aid applicants they should provide honest, accurate information when they register. Failure to do so could bring unwanted consequences.
June 16, 2010
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- More than $2.7 million in state and federal grants and loans is on the way to Oklahomans affected by the May 10-13 storms and tornadoes - just over three weeks after the presidential declaration on May 24. "We are excited that the recovery process is moving so swiftly and smoothly," said Federal Coordinating Officer Gregory W. Eaton. "Hundreds of Oklahomans have already received Individual Assistance grants and are using that money to rebuild and recover."
June 15, 2010
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Oklahoma homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damages in the May 10-13 storms have until July 23 to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). But why wait until the last minute, say state and federal recovery officials. "Don't delay - register now," said Federal Coordinating Officer Gregory W. Eaton. "We want to hear from tornado survivors as soon as possible."
June 15, 2010
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- If you live in Seminole, Okfuskee or Carter counties and sustained damage in the May 10-13 tornadoes and storms, don't miss your opportunity to visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) if you need assistance. As Oklahomans continue to recover from the May storms, three DRCs operated by the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will close June 17.
June 13, 2010
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- In nine Oklahoma counties hit hard by the May 10-13 storms and tornadoes, state and federal Individual Assistance grants and loans are helping eligible residents meet their urgent storm-related needs and get back into repaired homes.
June 11, 2010
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Oklahomans who have received notice from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that they are ineligible for disaster assistance following the May 10-13 tornadoes and storms may be able to use additional documentation to turn that "no" into a "yes." "Every applicant has the right to appeal a decision," said Federal Coordinating Officer Gregory W. Eaton. "In fact, applicants can appeal any FEMA decision. When you do so, you are asking us to review your case again, and we will gladly do that."

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How to Apply for Assistance

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

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Oklahoma, FEMA-1917-DR (PDF 21KB)
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