Governor Mary Fallin announces 4 more counties to get federal aid from severe spring storms

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Governor Mary Fallin says federal authorities have approved public assistance for four additional Oklahoma counties affected by severe storms earlier this year.

Fallin announced Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had agreed to provide public assistance for Craig, Haskell, McIntosh and Ottawa counties in eastern Oklahoma.

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The designation provides funding to help municipalities, counties, schools and electric cooperatives with infrastructure repairs, debris removal and other costs connected to storms that hit the area between May 18th and June 2nd.

The addition of the four new counties brings to 20 the number of Oklahoma counties designated for public assistance.

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