Friday, May 20, 2011
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today requested the White House grant public assistance for 10 eastern Oklahoma counties hard hit by severe storms and flooding that occurred last month.
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 included in the request are Adair, Cherokee, Delaware, Haskell, LeFlore, McIntosh, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Pittsburg and Sequoyah. In these counties alone, the storms resulted in an estimated $8.6 million in infrastructure damage and response costs. Other counties can be added to the request as additional damages are identified.