OKLAHOMA CITY (August 16, 2019) - Governor Kevin Stitt today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved the state’s request for public assistance for four additional counties impacted by flooding and severe weather from May 7 to June 9.
The approval means federal funding is now available in Noble, Okmulgee, Ottawa and Tillman counties to assist municipalities, counties, rural electric cooperatives, and the state with infrastructure repairs and eligible costs associated with responding to the flooding, severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds.
The following 45 counties were previously approved for public assistance: Adair, Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Custer, Delaware, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Grady, Grant, Greer, Harper, Jackson, Kay, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Le Flore, Logan, Lincoln, Mayes, Muskogee, Nowata, Osage, Okfuskee, Pawnee, Payne, Pottawatomie, Pittsburg, Pushmataha, Rogers, Roger Mills, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington, Washita, Woods and Woodward.
Damage assessments indicate the disaster caused more than $30 million in infrastructure damage, debris and response costs.
Individual Assistance has also been approved for individuals and business owners in 27 counties: Alfalfa, Canadian, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Garfield, Kay, Kingfisher, Le Flore, Logan, Mayes, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington, Woods. Today, August 14, is the deadline for Oklahomans to register for aid with FEMA if they sustained damage to their homes or businesses.