City leaders work to help tornado victims

Posted at 10:37 PM, Apr 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-16 23:37:15-04

TULSA- Many people in north Tulsa still reeling from the tornado that moved through weeks ago. 

Now city leaders are working to help hundred left with damage.

City council member Jack Henderson organized Saturday's informational meeting on tornado assistance.

He says he wanted to send the message the city of Tulsa was here to help residents, even if they had no insurance at the time of the storm.

He along with other councilors were joined by state insurance representatives and long-term recovery experts about how victims move forward.

Henderson says the city did a good job of cleaning up damage in north Tulsa--now he says it's time to take care of the people who live there.

"Once the effort happened, we still got people with other problems that they want some relief and that's what we're trying to do here today," he said.

So if you have damage to your home or property and you don't have insurance, here are some of the resources that could still be available to you:

-City leaders say since the Red Cross has been phased out for this storm, the non-profit catholic charities are filling that void and helping with food, clothing and other immediate necessities for people who could still need it.

-A disaster loan outreach center opens Monday at the Antioch Baptist Church at 110 W. 59th St. North to help with federal grant applications through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) The low-interest disaster loans are designed to repair or replace storm-damaged property that was not covered by insurance or other assistance program. The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until April 28.

Applicants may apply online at or by calling (800) 659-2955.

City Council members also $5,000 home rehab grants are also available for homeowners through the City of Tulsa. 

If you missed today's meeting, Henderson says another meeting is in the works. He says details will be released at a later date. 

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