Governor Mary Fallin requests federal assistance from statewide wildfires

OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin has requested federal disaster aid for Oklahomans impacted by recent wildfires.

Fallin sought the aid Monday for residents and business owners in Cleveland, Creek, Oklahoma and Payne counties.

The request would deliver individual assistance to residents and business owners affected, if approved.

Oklahomans who suffered uninsured or under insured fire damage in the four counties would be eligible for assistance for 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.

Additional counties may be added to the request at a later date should conditions warrant.

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