Thursday, July 18, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved public assistance for four additional counties impacted by severe storms. The State had submitted a request for assistance in those counties on Monday, July 15.
The designation delivers federal funding for Craig, Haskell, McIntosh and Ottawa counties to assist municipalities, counties, schools and rural electric cooperatives with eligible infrastructure repairs, debris removal and costs associated with responding to the tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding and severe storms that occurred between May 18 and June 2.
This brings the total number of counties designated for public assistance to 20, including 16 counties previously declared: Atoka, Canadian, Cleveland, Coal, Hughes, Latimer, Lincoln, McClain, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Pittsburg, Pottawatomie, Pushmataha and Seminole.
Individual assistance is granted for nine counties for damages to homes and businesses related to the storms.