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

May 27, 2010
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Specialists from the state of Oklahoma and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other agencies will be reaching out to Oklahoma tornado survivors at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) opening this week in Cleveland, Pottawatomie and Oklahoma counties. “The May 10-13 tornadoes and storms brought considerable damage and heartache to Oklahomans throughout the state,” said State Coordinating Officer Fred Liebe. “We are glad to have this chance to begin the assistance process.”  
May 24, 2010
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Oklahoma. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:
May 24, 2010
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. --  The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Craig Fugate announced today that federal aid is available to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds during the period of May 10-13, 2010. The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Carter, Cleveland, McIntosh, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Pottawatomie, and Seminole Counties.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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