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

June 27, 2013
News Release
  OKLAHOMA CITY – Homeowners, renters and business owners in three more counties who sustained damage as a result of severe storms, flooding and tornadoes from May 18 through June 2 may now apply for state and federal disaster assistance. Individual Assistance has been extended to LeFlore, Okfuskee and Okmulgee counties after ongoing damage assessments by officials from the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
June 24, 2013
News Release
Disaster Recovery Centers serving survivors of last month’s severe storms in Norman, Oklahoma City, Midwest City and El Reno are adjusting operational hours starting this week, according to officials from the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
June 21, 2013
News Release
OKLAHOMA CITY – Disaster assistance for Oklahoma now tops $17.5 million, just one month after a federal disaster declaration for the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that started hammering the state on May 18.
June 20, 2013
News Release
Many online resources are available for survivors of the May 18-June 2 severe storms, flooding and tornadoes in Oklahoma. Helpful links include: STATE OF OKLAHOMA Disaster information is available from the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management.                        The State of Oklahoma offers general information for storm survivors Report fraud to the office of the Oklahoma Attorney General.
June 17, 2013
News Release
Q: Who is eligible to register for state and federal disaster assistance? A: You may be eligible if you live in a federally designated county and incurred damage from severe storms, flooding and tornadoes May 18 through June 2. The six counties now designated for Individual Assistance are Canadian, Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie.  Q: If I had damage from the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes May 18 through June 2 but live in a county that has not been designated for Individual Assistance, should I register anyway?
June 15, 2013
News Release
La asistencia por desastre alcanza los $5.1 millones para las tormentas ocurridas entre el 18 y el27 de mayo OKLAHOMA CITY – La asistencia por desastre estatal y federal ahora alcanza $5.1 millones para los propietarios de viviendas e inquilinos de Oklahoma afectados por los tornados y tormentas severas ocurridas entre el 18 y el 27 de mayo.

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