OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MARY FALLIN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 29, 2011
Governor Fallin Requests Public Assistance for Atoka County
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin has requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant public assistance for Atoka County, hard hit by the April 14th Tushka tornado. If approved, the designation would deliver federal funding to assist municipalities, counties and rural electric cooperatives with infrastructure repairs, debris removal and costs associated with responding to the storm. The aid would also help Tushka School District with their recovery efforts.
“It is my hope to secure federal public assistance in order to make the recovery process as seamless as possible,” said Fallin. “In the meantime, we continue to hold the victims of this tragedy in our thoughts and prayers.”
A preliminary damage survey identified more than $10 million in uninsured infrastructure losses in Atoka County due to the tornado. Other counties can be added to the request as additional damages are identified.
Individual assistance is already granted for Atoka County for damages to homes and businesses related to the storms.