Wednesday, September 21, 2011
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced that Oklahoma and Pawnee counties have been declared disaster areas by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for the recent wildfires. Specifically, the declaration is for the Oklahoma County fires that occurred August 30 through September 1 and the Pawnee County fires that occurred August 7-14.
Under the declaration, 11 contiguous counties also are eligible for assistance.
The designation provides SBA low-interest disaster loans for renters, homeowners and business owners to repair or replace any property damaged by the fires which was not covered by insurance or other assistance programs. The loan program also is available to assist businesses that sustained economic injury due to the fires.