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2019-06-18 16:10 - News Release

Oklahoma City, OK – Housing inspectors and Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have hit the streets in 21 Oklahoma counties to help disaster survivors get connected with potential assistance.

2019-06-17 20:33 - News Release

Oklahoma City, OK – A joint state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is opening Tuesday, June 18 at Coweta in Wagoner County.A DRC offers in-person support to individuals and businesses in Oklahoma counties covered by the federal disaster declaration for severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that began on May 7, 2019.

2019-06-15 18:32 - News Release

Oklahoma City, OK – The joint state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Case Community Center, 1050 W. Wekiwa Road in Sand Springs, will have new opening and closing hours starting Monday, June 17. The DRC will continue to open at 7 a.m. through the weekend.The new hours will be 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, until further notice.

2019-06-15 17:59 - News Release

In the aftermath of nearly every disaster, survivors should be alert for con artists and opportunists trying to obtain money or steal personal information through fraud, scams or identity theft.In some cases, thieves have tried to register with FEMA using names, addresses and Social Security numbers they have stolen from other people.The most common post-disaster fraud practices include phony housing inspectors, fraudulent building contractors, bogus pleas for disaster donations and fake offers of state or federal aid.

2019-06-15 17:40 - News Release

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2019-06-15 16:44 - News Release

Oklahoma City, OK – State and federal recovery officials urge residents affected by the disaster to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud.As government agencies and charitable groups begin providing disaster assistance, scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals may attempt to prey on vulnerable survivors. The most common post-disaster fraud practices include phony housing inspectors, fraudulent building contractors, bogus pleas for disaster donations and fake offers of state or federal aid.

2019-06-15 16:31 - News Release

Oklahoma City, OK – Joint state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are opening Friday, June 14 at Sand Springs in Tulsa County and at Fort Gibson in Muskogee County.A DRC offers in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Oklahoma federal disaster declaration for severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that began on May 7, 2019.

2019-06-12 03:16 - News Release

Oklahoma City, OK – Continuing preliminary damage assessments have resulted in seven more Oklahoma counties being designated for disaster assistance as part of the federal disaster declaration for severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that began on May 7, 2019. This announcement brings the total number of counties designated for Individual Assistance to 17 with today's addition of Delaware, Kay, Mayes, Okmulgee, Payne, Pottawatomie and Sequoyah.

2019-06-10 18:39 - News Release

Oklahoma City, OK – State, tribal and federal emergency management officials encourage disaster survivors to begin repairs as soon as they can.  Flood survivors do not need to wait for a visit from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or their insurance company to start cleaning up and make repairs. FEMA inspectors and insurance claims adjusters will be able to verify flood damage even after cleaning has begun.

2019-06-09 16:53 - News Release

Oklahoma City, OK – Seven additional counties have been designated for disaster assistance as part of Oklahoma’s federal disaster declaration for severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding, that began May 7, 2019 and continuing.This announcement brings the total number of counties designated for Individual Assistance to 10 with today's addition of Canadian, Creek, Logan, Osage, Ottawa, Rogers and Washington counties. Other counties previously designated for individual assistance are Muskogee, Tulsa and Wagoner.