Oklahoma Severe Storms and Tornadoes (DR-4117)
Incident period: May 18, 2013 to June 2, 2013
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 20, 2013
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Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
July 22, 2013
Más de Condados de Oklahoma Son Elegibles para Solicitar por los Trabajos de Emergencia y Permanentes Bajo el Programa de Asistencia Pública
OKLAHOMA CITY – Una enmienda del 18 de julio a la declaración de catástrofe de Oklahoma ahora incluye fondos para la asistencia pública en cuatro condados adicionales después de las graves tormentas, tornados, vientos directos e inundaciones que impactaron el área del 18 de mayo al 2 de junio del 2013.
July 19, 2013
MORE OKLAHOMA COUNTIES ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR EMERGENCY AND PERMANENT WORK UNDER PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
OKLAHOMA CITY – A July 18 amendment to the major disaster declaration for Oklahoma now includes public assistance funding for four additional counties following the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that impacted the area on May 18-June 2.
July 18, 2013
On May 25, 2013, local lawyers cooked and volunteered in the disaster area for Oklahomans who were impacted by tornadoes, straight line winds, severe storms and flooding May 18-June 2. The same lawyers are still helping survivors through the Oklahoma Lawyers Care group. They are answering disaster-related legal questions. The project is just one example of how people near and far are putting their special talents to use. Volunteer wisely.
July 18, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – More than $4.5 million has already been approved in federal funding for debris clearance and emergency protective measures in Oklahoma following the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred from May 18 – June 2, 2013.
July 16, 2013
Through August 30, the Optometry Strong Tornado Relief Project is providing free eye exams and replacement eyeglasses and contact lenses to Oklahomans impacted by the recent disasters. The 150 eye physicians involved in the project, donating their time and skills at both their own offices and temporary locations in disaster-affected areas, are examples of the many Oklahomans who are volunteering wisely.
July 16, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma residents who suffered damage from the severe storms, tornadoes, flooding and straight-line winds of May 18-June 2 now have more time to apply for state and federal disaster assistance. The new registration deadline is Monday, August 19. The registration period normally lasts for 60 days following a disaster, but this extension gives Oklahomans an extra month to update insurance information and find other documents needed to complete or supplement their applications.