Monday, May 27, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans in Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie counties affected by the recent storms and tornadoes are urged to take advantage of 3 easy ways to register for federal assistance. You may be eligible for aid from the State of Oklahoma, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and nonprofit organizations can:
The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m.-10 p.m,. 7 days a week until further notice.
Oklahomans should register with FEMA even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but under-insured applicants may receive help after their insurance claims have been settled.
Registering with FEMA is required for federal aid, even if the person has registered with another disaster relief organization such as the American Red Cross, local officials or churches. Registrants with FEMA must use the name that appears on their Social Security card. Applicants will be asked to provide:
For more information on Oklahoma disaster recovery, go to http://www.fema.gov/disaster/4117 or visit the Oklahoma Department of Emeprgency Management website.