National Disaster Recovery Support Working in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management Tribal Liaison Alden Graybill and FEMA Region VI Deputy External Affairs Officer Patricia Mancha talk about tribal affairs with representatives of Oklahoma's 38 federally-recognized tribal nations. Graybill and Mancha were among nine teams of program leads with OEM and FEMA that presented an overview of Joint Field Office operations. Understanding how the disaster assistance process works is more important than ever now that federally-recognized tribal nations have the option to work with FEMA as direct grantees under the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013. Photo by Kelly Hall/FEMA Corps
Oklahoma City, Okla., October 24, 2013 -- Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management Tribal Liaison Alden Graybill and FEMA Region VI Deputy External Affairs Officer Patricia Mancha talk about tribal affairs with representatives from some of Oklahoma's 38 federally-recognized tribal nations. Graybill and Mancha were among nine teams of program leads with OEM and FEMA that presented an overview of the disaster assistance process during two four-hour-long overview sessions that were held at the Joint Field Office in Oklahoma City on Oct. 23 and Oct. 24. Photo by Kelly Hall/FEMA Corps
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