Office of Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma
State Capitol – Oklahoma City OK 73105
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- 8/24/2007
Feds approve flood aid for Blaine, Caddo and Kingfisher counties
Oklahoma City – Federal authorities have approved three Oklahoma counties
for individual assistance related to the weekend’s deadly flooding,
tornadoes and other severe weather, according to Gov. Brad Henry.
Citizens in Blaine, Caddo and Kingfisher counties are now eligible to apply
for federal assistance for housing repairs or temporary housing, disaster
unemployment assistance and grants for serious needs and necessary disaster
expenses not met by other programs. Low-interest loans through the U.S.
Small Business Administration (SBA) are also available for individuals and
businesses to repair or replace damaged property. To apply for assistance
call (800) 621-FEMA (3362) or go to www.fema.gov
As damage assessments are completed across the state, Gov. Henry said he
will request additional counties be added to the federal declaration for
individual assistance. The governor will also request public assistance
to help cities, towns and counties make infrastructure repairs.
“This is a good first step as Oklahoma recovers and rebuilds after the
storms, but other areas were hard hit and will need help as well. We will
continue to conduct damage assessments and push for the federal aid our
citizens deserve,” said Gov. Henry.