PRESS RELEASES

August 20, 2019

OKFUSKEE COUNTY ADDED TO DISASTER DECLARATION FOR APRIL SEVERE WEATHER

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 20, 2019)— Governor Kevin Stitt announced today the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved the state’s request for public assistance for disaster assistance for Okfuskee County related to severe weather that occurred April 30 to May 1.

 

The approval means federal funding is now available in in Okfuskee County to assist municipalities, counties, rural electric cooperatives, and the state with infrastructure repairs and eligible costs associated with responding to the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding.

 

The following 18 counties were previously approved for public assistance: Alfalfa, Atoka, Bryan, Coal, Craig, Kay, Lincoln, Love, Major, Noble, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pittsburg, Pushmataha, Stephens, and Tillman.

 

Damage assessments indicate the disaster caused more than $7 million in infrastructure damage, debris and response costs.

 

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