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

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

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 3, 2011
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Just a little over a week after Atoka County in Oklahoma was declared a federal disaster area following the April 14 tornado, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have disbursed more than $1 million in assistance to Oklahomans.
April 29, 2011
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The destruction in Atoka County caused by the April 14 tornado has left some Oklahomans vulnerable to fraudulent offers of help. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) say fraudulent operators may be active in the affected areas. It’s important to be aware of three scenarios that always seem to pop up after a disaster. People in Atoka County should know the following examples by no means exhaust the possibilities.
April 29, 2011
Updates
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.
April 28, 2011
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Specialists from the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Customer Service Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be providing application assistance to Atoka County tornado survivors at a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opening this week in Tushka.
April 27, 2011
Updates
My name is Bill Doran and I am honored to be serving the state and citizens of Oklahoma as your Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) for FEMA Disaster OK-1970.  My mission while in Tushka, OK, is to work with State Coordinating Officer (SCO) Albert Ashwood and our fellow state, federal and local partners to maintain stability and flexibility to support the survivors and the state of Oklahoma.
April 26, 2011
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Customer Service Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are working with the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and local officials to speed disaster assistance to Oklahoma, following the severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes that hit the state on April 14.

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