Tuesday, June 21, 2011
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Federal Emergency Management Agency today granted Governor Mary Fallin’s request for public assistance for 12 counties hard hit by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred May 22-25.
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.
The approved counties are Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Delaware, Grady, Jefferson, Kingfisher, LeFlore, Logan, Major, McClain and Osage.
In these counties alone, the storms resulted in an estimated $15 million in infrastructure damage, and debris removal and response costs. Other counties can be added to the declaration as additional damages are identified.
Individual assistance is already granted for seven counties for damages to homes and businesses related to the storms.