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

August 5, 2013
Q:  I am not certain if I registered with FEMA. How can I tell? And is it too late for me to apply for FEMA assistance? A:  If you have already registered with FEMA you will have a nine-digit registration number. If you haven’t registered there’s still time to apply. The deadline has been extended to Aug. 19, so register as soon as possible.
July 29, 2013
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY – State and federal disaster assistance for Oklahoma topped $50 million this week as recovery continues following the devastating May severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding. The figure includes funding from Individual Assistance, Public Assistance, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
July 22, 2013
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
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.


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