Registering for Disaster Assistance
Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance.The designated counties for eligible applicants are Alfalfa, Canadian, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Garfield, Kay, Kingfisher, Le Flore, Logan, Mayes, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington and Woods.
Registration is available in the following ways:
- Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
- Phone (800) 621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS-Video Relay Service) (TTY: (800)462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).
- Via the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices. To download visit: fema.gov/mobile-app.
Individual Assistance for homeowners and renters can include grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs.
Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to businesses, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to cover residential and business losses as a result of the disaster. Applicants can visit their nearest disaster recovery center for one-on-one assistance or apply online using SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
In addition, applicants can get more information on SBA disaster assistance by calling SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955, by visiting www.sba.gov/disaster, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339.
Find out more at https://www.fema.gov/about/organization/region-6. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/femaregion6 and the FEMA Blog at http://www.fema.gov/blog.
After You Apply for Assistance
SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers
Applicants can apply for a low-interest disaster loan at their nearest disaster recovery center or online using SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
Survivors can get more information on SBA disaster assistance by calling SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955, by visiting www.sba.gov/disaster, or emailing email@example.com. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call 800- 877-833.
American Sign Language Resources
Cleaning Up After a Disaster
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. Learn more.
Flood Insurance Requirements for Recipients of Federal Disaster Assistance
When property owners receive financial assistance from the Federal Government following a Presidentially declared disaster, they may be required to purchase flood insurance coverage. Here is information for flood insurance requirements for recipients of federal disaster assistance.
Oklahoma Rumor Control
- Rumor: Renters can't apply for FEMA assistance
- Rumor: Home inspectors ask applicants for their registration number or money
- Fact: FEMA inspectors will never ask you for the unique nine digit registration number you were assigned when you applied; they will have it on file. Ask the inspector to confirm your registration number if you're suspicious of your home inspector. Also, FEMA inspectors will never ask you for money.
- Rumor: Oklahoma residents can buy a flood insurance policy now, and it will cover the flood water damage caused by flooding from the severe weather in May/June
- Fact: It typically takes 30 days from the date an NFIP policy is purchased for it to go into effect. Learn more about the waiting period, why you should have flood insurance, and how to buy it at https://www.floodsmart.gov/.