State and federal disaster assistance in Oklahoma through FEMA tops $50 million
6:53 AM, Jul 30, 2013
7:10 AM, Jul 30, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY - State and federal disaster assistance for central Oklahoma topped $50 million this week following the deadly tornadoes in May. That amount was calculated with funding from Individual Assistance, Public Assistance and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
More than $13.3 million in assistance for housing has already been approved for qualified homeowners and renters. This includes $9.3 million in rental costs and house repairs, along with $3.9 million for medical expenses and other needs created by the storm system.
Another $4.1 million has been approved for debris cleanup in Moore.
FEMA recently extended the deadline to register for disaster assistance to Aug. 19. People in Canadian, Cleveland, LeFlore, Lincoln, McClain, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Okmulgee and Pottawatomie counties can apply at disasterassistance.gov or via smartphone at m.fema.gov .
Survivors can also apply by phone at 1-800-621-3362.