My name is Bill Doran and it is my privilege to be serving as your Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) for FEMA Disaster 1970-OK. Our mission in Oklahoma is moving forward, in coordination with State Coordinating Officer (SCO) Albert Ashwood and our fellow federal, state and local partners.
On Friday, April 29, 2011, a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened in Tushka, Oklahoma, the town devastated by a tornado on April 14. The DRC is located at the Tushka Town Hall at 101 Southeast 1st Street; it will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The DRC houses specialists from the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Customer Service Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA); they are providing application assistance to the survivors of the Tushka tornado.
The DRC is a collaboration of our federal, state and local partners – SBA, the General Services Administration (GSA), OEM and the town of Tushka. We thank everyone for their help and efforts in making this milestone happen.
FEMA will be in Oklahoma as long as it takes; it is our honor to help the people of this great state, their families and the community recover from this disaster.