Office of Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma
State Capitol – Oklahoma City OK 73105
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 13, 2010
Gov. Henry Requests Public Assistance for Seven Counties Impacted by June Flooding
Oklahoma City – Gov. Brad Henry today requested that the White House grant public assistance for seven counties hard hit by the flooding and severe storms that started June 13. If approved, the designation would deliver federal funding to assist municipalities, counties and rural electric cooperatives with infrastructure repairs, debris removal and costs associated with responding to the storms.
The counties in the request are Beaver, Cimarron, Lincoln, Logan, Major, Oklahoma and Texas. In these counties alone, the storms resulted in an estimated $5.5 million in infrastructure damage, and debris removal and response costs. Other counties can be added to the request as additional damages are identified.
The Governor’s request for a Small Business Administration declaration for Oklahoma County to assist with damages to homes and businesses sustained in the flooding is also pending.