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 1, 2010
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- If your home or property was damaged by Oklahoma's May 10-13 severe storms and tornadoes, getting the correct answers to your questions and knowing where to go for help is vital to your recovery. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offer disaster assistance to eligible homeowners, renters and business owners. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about federal disaster assistance:
May 31, 2010
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The severe storms and tornadoes that tore through Oklahoma May 10-13 left many Oklahoma families with badly damaged homes - or no homes at all. Housing inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working diligently to help eligible survivors get back home as quickly as possible.  Already calling on residents in affected areas, housing inspectors play a key role in the recovery process. But they have an important message for Oklahoma renters and homeowners: "Help us help you."
May 29, 2010
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Less than one week after nine counties in Oklahoma were declared federal disaster areas following the May 10-13 storms, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have disbursed more than $725,000 in assistance to Oklahomans.
May 28, 2010
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Do you have questions about recovering from the May 10-13 tornadoes and storms? The state of Oklahoma and FEMA are providing several ways to get answers - and one may be knocking on your door shortly.  Teams of Community Relations professionals have started going door to door in communities hit by the tornadoes and storms. These teams include Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and FEMA specialists. All carry photo IDs, and the FEMA team members are wearing agency shirts.
May 28, 2010
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Oklahomans in seven counties can now apply for assistance from the state of Oklahoma and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help them recover from the May 10-13 storms and tornadoes. Individual Assistance is available to eligible residents in Carter, Cleveland, McIntosh, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Pottawatomie and Seminole counties.
May 28, 2010
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Federal disaster assistance has been extended to Oklahomans in Garvin and Creek counties as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds that occurred May 10-13, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.

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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-1917-DR (PDF 21KB)
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