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2019-07-04 00:15 - News Release

Oklahoma City, OK – Starting July 5, all Oklahoma state/federal Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will have new hours. The mobile centers, unlike the stationary locations in Muskogee, Tulsa, Wagoner, Creek and Payne counties, open for shorter periods of time and move locations inorder to accommodate the needs of survivors. The centers will operate 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and will be closed on Sunday.

2019-07-03 20:06 - News Release

Oklahoma City, OK – The joint state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Muskogee, Tulsa, Wagoner, Creek and Payne counties will change their hours of operation starting on Friday, July 5.The new hours are: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and closed on Sunday.Center locations:

2019-07-02 00:43 - News Release

Oklahoma City, OK – Six more state/federal Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) are opening in the following Oklahoma communities: Henryetta (Okmulgee County), Bartlesville (Washington County), Peggs (Cherokee County), Gore (Sequoyah County), Nowata (Nowata County) and Shawnee (Pottawatomie County).

2019-07-01 16:41 - News Release

Oklahoma City, OK — More than $11.9 million in federal assistance grants have been approved by FEMA to help survivors of the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that occurred in Oklahoma between May 7 and June 9, 2019.While assistance is tax free and grants don’t have to be repaid, FEMA urges survivors to use the funds quickly, wisely and only for disaster-related expenses.When a grant is awarded, FEMA sends a disaster assistance determination letter listing approved uses including:

2019-07-01 16:35 - News Release

Oklahoma, OK – State and federal assistance to help Oklahomans recover from the recent severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding now exceeds $35 million in combined funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loans.

2019-07-01 16:21 - News Release

Oklahoma City, OK – A joint state/federal Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) is opening on Saturday, June 29 at Shawnee in Pottawatomie County.Mobile DRCs are disaster resources that allow state and local officials to maximize their reach to as many affected areas and survivors as possible. The centers offer in-person support to Oklahoma homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage or losses during the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding between May 7 and June 9, 2019.

2019-06-27 18:16 - News Release

Oklahoma City, OK – Four more state/federal Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) are opening in Oklahoma, in the cities of Pryor (Mayes County), Avant (Osage County), Jay (Delaware County) and Claremore (Rogers County).

2019-06-27 17:49 - News Release

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahomans who had family treasures, heirlooms, photos and books damaged during the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding between May 7 and June 9, shouldn’t throw them away just yet. They may be salvageable and expert advice is available to help.Here are some tips on how to save some of your family treasures:

2019-06-26 21:27 - News Release

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahomans affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding between May 7 and June 9 are advised to get proper permits when rebuilding their damaged property.Every part of a building — from roofs, walls and siding to plumbing, septic systems and heating/air conditioning systems — may require a permit before rebuilding. A permit may also be needed for demolition.

2019-06-25 17:06 - News Release

Oklahoma City, OK – Housing inspectors and Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have hit the streets in 27 Oklahoma counties to help disaster survivors get connected with potential assistance.