Oklahoma Freedom and Noble Wildfires (DR-4078)
Incident period: August 3, 2012 to August 14, 2012
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 22, 2012
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 29, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – State and federal assistance for those impacted by the Aug. 3-14 wildfire in Creek County has already reached more than $3 million according to Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Those figures include nearly $2.9 million in Housing Assistance and more than $207,000 in Other Needs Assistance to eligible residents. This approved amount includes maximum grants of $31,400 each to 74 qualified applicants since the Aug. 22 presidential disaster declaration.
August 27, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY –The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and others will provide application assistance at a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opening in Mannford, Okla. to those impacted by the Aug. 3-14 wildfire in Creek County. “Hundreds of Oklahomans lost everything in this devastating fire. We are glad those in Creek County now have this chance to begin the assistance process,” said State Coordinating Officer and Deputy Director Michelann Ooten.
August 22, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of Oklahoma to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by the Freedom Wildfire during the period of August 3-14, 2012.
August 22, 2012
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: