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Oklahoma Disaster Recovery News Summary

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Release date: 
May 18, 1999
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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Federal and state agencies are working in partnership to help Oklahoma residents following the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding of May 3-5. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts since the Presidential disaster declaration.

Federal/State Disaster Recovery Assistance at the Close of Business May 16:

  • $1,318,409 in Disaster Housing funds were approved for 1,245 victims for minor home repairs or temporary rental assistance.

  • $74,312 in Individual and Family Grant (IFG) funds were approved to help with medical, funeral, essential personal property replacement costs and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other government or voluntary agencies.

  • $4,662,700 in U.S. Small Business Administration loans were issued.

  • 2,282 disaster victims visited four Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) to meet face-to-face with a variety of on-site disaster recovery specialists. The following is a breakdown of DRC activity to date:
    DRCActivity To Date
    Bridge Creek344
    Midwest City830
    Oklahoma City369

  • 7,661 calls were received at FEMA's National Teleregistration Center (800-462-9029, TTY 800-462-7585), which operates between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week until further notice.

  • 2,228 calls were received at the FEMA Helpline (800-525-0321, TTY 800-660-8005), which also operates between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week until further notice.

  • 2,170 inspections were completed by FEMA field inspectors verifying loss or damage to home structures.
Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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