June 6, 2003
Oklahoma City, OK -- Federal and state officials announce nearly $7.3 million has been approved for disaster assistance to help those affected by the severe storms and tornadoes that began on May 8. Updated disaster information is as follows:
- A total of 3,441 residents have registered for disaster assistance
since President George W. Bush's May 10 declaration. Under the disaster
declaration, individuals and businesses residing in the counties of
Canadian, Carter, Cleveland, Delaware, Grady, Kay, Kingfisher, Lincoln,
Logan, McClain, Muskogee, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Osage, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie,
Roger Mills, Texas and Washington are eligible to apply for disaster
- The counties of Beaver, Cimarron, Cleveland, Delaware, Garvin, Lincoln,
Muskogee, Nowata, Oklahoma, Osage, Pontotoc, Roger Mills, Texas and
Washington are eligible for Public Assistance in all seven categories
that include debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the
repair of roads, bridges, and public facilities.
- Approved disaster housing funds total nearly $878,389 and include
assistance for temporary disaster housing and home repair. Some $651,915
has been approved for Other Needs Assistance that covers disaster-related
medical, funeral, dental and transportation expenses, along with replacement
of personal property, and other serious disaster-related needs.
- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued more than
1,722 applications and approved more than $5.8 million for low-interest
disaster loans for repairing or replacing damaged property. SBA urges
those who receive application packets in the mail or at Disaster Recovery
Centers to complete the applications and return them quickly to SBA.
Completing the application is necessary to be eligible for other forms
of assistance. Anyone needing help filling out the SBA application can
visit an SBA Loan Officer at one of the Disaster Recovery Centers.
- Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available through the Oklahoma
Employment Security Commission. Applications may be filed by calling
toll-free 1-888-840-9675. The deadline is
June 14, 2003.
- Consumers can report disaster-related fraud or price gouging incidents
by calling the Oklahoma State Attorney General's Consumer Protection
Hotline at 405-521-2029.
- Volunteer agencies continue to identify those who have disaster-related
needs and the Oklahoma Long-term Recovery Committee will be working
with families who need assistance. The volunteer agencies are offering
assistance to those who are not able to clear disaster debris from their
homes. Residents can call 1-800-539-8541.
- Both adults and children affected by the recent disaster may become
stressed and confused by the sudden adversity in their lives. Crisis
counseling assistance is available by calling the hotline number:
- To further help individuals and businesses affected by the severe
weather, state and federal officials have three Disaster Recovery Centers
(DRCs) in operation at the following locations.
Tri-County Technology Center
6101 SE Nowata Road
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon. - Sat.
Closing Saturday, June 7
Cheyenne City Hall
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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