Friday, May 27, 2011
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced the White House has approved public assistance for 10 Oklahoma counties hard hit by severe storms and flooding that occurred in April.
The counties included in the declaration 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.
The designation delivers federal funding to assist municipalities, counties and rural electric cooperatives with infrastructure repairs, debris removal and costs associated with responding to the storms that began April 21.