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Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-Line Winds (DR-1970)

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Incident period: April 14, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 22, 2011


January 30, 2012 - News Release

DENTON, Texas -- Nearly a year after Atoka County in Oklahoma was declared a federal disaster area following the April 14, 2011, tornado, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have approved more than $1.6 million in Individuals and Households Program (IHP) assistance for affected residents.

June 13, 2011 - News Release

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Survivors have just one week left to apply for state and federal disaster assistance to recover from the April 14 storms and tornadoes in Atoka County. Homeowners, renters and business owners in Atoka County who sustained property damage should contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) before Tuesday, June 21. That deadline is also the last day to return loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

May 6, 2011 - Updates

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the hardworking men and women with the town of Tushka, Atoka County, Choctow Nation, Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management, FEMA and the Small Business Administration (SBA), who have worked tirelessly since April 14 to help Tushka residents recover from the EF-3 tornado that devastated the small community.  As the Federal Coordinating Officer for this Major Disaster Declaration, it has been a privilege to help coordinate the relief and recovery operation.

Geographic Information

Map of declared counties for [Oklahoma Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-Line Winds (DR-1970)]

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 190 $1,647,254.75 $1,412,144.33 $235,110.42
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 02:16 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $5,575,118.75 $1,440,770.92 $3,954,403.83
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:46 (Updated daily)

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Oklahoma, FEMA-1970-DR (PDF 22KB)