Billing Code 9111-23-P
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Federal Emergency Management Agency
[Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA-1985-DR]
Docket ID FEMA-2011-0001
Oklahoma; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
AGENCY: ?Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.
SUMMARY: ?This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA-1985-DR), dated May 13, 2011, and related determinations.
EFFECTIVE DATE: ?May 13, 2011.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ?Peggy Miller, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Manage?ment Agency, 500 C Street, SW, Washington, DC? 20472, (202) 646-3886.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:? Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated May 13, 2011, the President issued a major disaster declaration under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the ?Stafford Act?), as follows:
I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Oklahoma resulting from a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 31 to February 5, 2011, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the ?Stafford Act?). Therefore, I declare that such a major disaster exists in the State of Oklahoma.
In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes such amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and administrative expenses.
You are authorized to provide Public Assistance, including direct Federal assistance, in the designated areas and Hazard Mitigation throughout the State.?You are further authorized to provide emergency protective measures, including snow assistance, under the Public Assistance program for any continuous 48-hour period during or proximate to the incident period.? You may extend the period of assistance, as warranted.? This assistance excludes regular time costs for the sub-grantees? regular employees.? Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance is supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs.?
Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration for the approved assistance to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, William J. Doran III, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this major disaster.
The following areas of the State of Oklahoma, have been designated as adversely affected by this major disaster:
Craig, Creek, Jefferson, Logan, Mayes, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Stephens, Tulsa, Wagoner, and Washington Counties for Public Assistance, including direct Federal assistance.
Craig, Creek, Jefferson, Logan, Mayes, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pottawatomie, Stephens, Wagoner, and Washington Counties for emergency protective measures (Category B) , including snow assistance, under the Public Assistance program for any continuous 48-hour period during or proximate to the incident period. The assistance for Rogers and Tulsa Counties will be provided for a period of 72 hours.
All counties within the State of Oklahoma are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.