Office of Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma
State Capitol – Oklahoma City OK 73105
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 3, 2010
Gov. Henry Requests Public Assistance for 10 Counties Impacted by May Tornadoes
Oklahoma City – Gov. Brad Henry today requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant public assistance for 10 counties hard hit by the tornadoes and severe storms that occurred May 10-13. 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 storms.
The counties in the request are Alfalfa, Cleveland, Grant, McIntosh, Major, Noble, Okfuskee, Osage, Pottawatomie and Seminole. In these counties alone, the storms resulted in an estimated $7.4 million in infrastructure damage, and debris removal and response costs. Other counties can be added to the request as additional damages are identified.
Individual assistance is already granted for nine counties for damages to homes and businesses related to the storms.