OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MARY FALLIN
June 6, 2011
White House Approves Gov. Fallin’s Request for Tornado Assistance
More counties may be added to the declaration as additional damage, unmet financial needs identified
Oklahoma City – The White House today approved Gov. Mary Fallin’s request for federal disaster assistance related to the May 22-25 tornadoes. Ten people were killed and more than 1,000 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed in the violent storms.
The announcement means individuals and business owners in Canadian, Delaware, Grady, Kingfisher, Logan and McClain counties who were impacted by the tornadoes may now qualify for disaster aid. More counties may be added to the declaration as additional damage and unmet financial needs are identified.
The assistance may include help with housing repairs or temporary housing, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest loans for individuals and businesses to repair or replace damaged property, disaster unemployment assistance, and grants for serious needs and necessary disaster expenses not met by other programs.
To apply for disaster assistance, individuals and business owners may call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or go online at www.disasterassistance.gov.
Emergency management officials continue to gather information to request public assistance for infrastructure repairs and response costs in areas impacted by the storms.