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2007-10-18 04:00 - News Release

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that two additional counties have been approved for public disaster assistance. The Presidential Disaster Declaration is the result of damages from the severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes that occurred August 18 thru September 12.

2007-10-16 04:00 - News Release

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Oklahomans have received more than $31.7 million in disaster aid due to the severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes that caused extensive damage to homes as well as personal losses this past summer. Costly in terms of monetary value and personal loss, disasters personally impacted more than 7,776 Oklahomans during the summer.

2007-10-01 04:00 - News Release

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- ?In an effort to reach out to disaster-declared counties, Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are opening in Custer, Grady and Seminole counties, said officials with the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Applicants in any declared county may receive services at any DRC location.

2007-09-26 04:00 - News Release

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Tulsa fair attendees will be able to receive disaster-resistant building tips while visiting the Tulsa Fair Sept. 27-Oct. 7. Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide information on disaster-resistant building practices at the FEMA booth #176 located on the lower level of the Exposition Center at 4145 East 21st St. in Tulsa.

2007-09-24 04:00 - News Release

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- ?In an effort to reach out to disaster-declared counties, Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are opening in Canadian, Cleveland and Okmulgee counties, said officials with the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Applicants in any declared county may receive services at any DRC location.

2007-09-24 04:00 - News Release

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Oklahomans are still in the process of recovering from the severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes that caused extensive damage to homes as well as personal losses this summer. While making repairs or rebuilding their homes, affected homeowners are keeping in mind disaster-resistant building methods to guard against potential future disasters. Costly in terms of monetary value and personal loss, disasters have personally impacted more than 7,013 Oklahomans this summer.

2007-09-17 04:00 - News Release

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that 12 additional counties have been approved for individual disaster assistance and 20 counties for public disaster assistance. The Presidential Disaster Declaration is the result of damages from the severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes occurring August 18-September 12.

2007-09-13 04:00 - News Release

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Sept. 11 that nine additional counties have been approved for disaster public assistance. The additional nine counties are Custer, Hughes, Jefferson, Kiowa, McIntosh, Oklahoma, Pawnee, Payne, and Pottawatomie. With Tuesday's announcement, 50 counties are now eligible for disaster public assistance as a result of the June 10 to July 25 severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes.

2007-09-11 04:00 - News Release

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Cotton Candy, carnival rides, prize-winning foods, quilts, livestock, and disaster-resistant building tips are coming to the Oklahoma State Fair. Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide information on disaster-resistant building practices at the Oklahoma State Fair Sept. 13-23. The FEMA booth will be located at the Oklahoma Expo Hall #1, Booth #8026 at the state fairgrounds.

2007-09-10 04:00 - News Release

OKLAHOMA CITY ? It is important to know that if you suffered damages and losses from the severe storms and tornadoes of June 10-July 25 and the severe weather beginning on August 18, and registered with any voluntary agency for assistance, it does NOT register you with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance. Also, if you registered your damage with the State Damage Assessment Hotline, you are NOT registered with FEMA unless you also called the 1-800-621-FEMA number or registered online or registered at a Disaster Recovery Center.