Thursday, January 30, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin announced today the federal government has approved the state’s request for federal aid related to the December 5-6 winter storm.
The declaration delivers public assistance to municipalities, counties, rural electric cooperatives and the state for eligible infrastructure repairs and costs associated with responding to the storm.
The counties included in this declaration are Choctaw, Le Flore, McCurtain and Pushmataha.
According to preliminary damage assessments, the storm produced an estimated $6.5 million in infrastructure damage and response costs.
The storm resulted in extended power outages for more than 10,000 homes and businesses as well as treacherous travel conditions. The storm also is blamed for 10 deaths and more than 800 injuries.
Other counties may be added to the declaration should additional damages be identified.