Six more Oklahoma counties have been designated for disaster assistance as part of the federal disaster declaration for severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding between May 7 and June 9, 2019. Last week’s addition of Craig, Kingfisher, Pawnee, Woods, Alfalfa and Garfield brings the total to 27 Oklahoma counties designated for Individual Assistance.
More than $10.8 million in disaster grants has been approved for Oklahoma homeowners and renters who sustained uninsured or underinsured losses from those storms. That total includes more than $9.6 million in housing grants for people to assist in rebuilding or repairing their home and to provide a safe place to stay right now while they consider their long-term housing options.
FEMA inspectors have completed more than 2,465 home inspections in the 21 counties as of June 23 — more than 95% of the inspections requested. A total of 21 inspectors are currently deployed across Oklahoma’s disaster-hit counties.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has received 442 applications for low-interest disaster loans and has approved more than $4.9 million as of June 19.
There are six State/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) currently open and two more scheduled to open tomorrow:
- Fort Gibson High School at Fort Gibson in Muskogee County
- Case Community Center at Sand Springs in Tulsa County
- OSU Extension Office at Coweta in Wagoner County
- Moffett Public School Parking Lot in Sequoyah County (Mobile)
- Mercy Hospital in Logan County (Mobile)
- Creek County Commissioners Ballroom at Sapulpa in Creek County.
- Okmulgee County at Henryetta Fire Department Classroom (Tuesday, June 25)
- Payne County at Stillwater Community Center (Tuesday, June 25)
- Go online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
- Call 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA)
- Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly
- For those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.