FEMA grants public assistance for 10 Counties Impacted by May Storms

NEWS RELEASE

Office of Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma
State Capitol – Oklahoma City OK 73105
405-521-2342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — June 11, 2010
FEMA grants public assistance for 10 Counties Impacted by May Storms

Oklahoma City — The Federal Emergency Management Agency today granted Gov. Brad Henry’s requested for public assistance for 10 counties hard hit by the tornadoes and severe storms that occurred May 10-13.

The designation delivers federal funding to assist municipalities, counties and rural electric cooperatives with infrastructure repairs, debris removal and costs associated with responding to the storms.

The approved counties 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 declaration as additional damages are identified.

Individual assistance is already granted for nine counties for damages to homes and businesses related to the storms.

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