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FEMA disaster recovery center to open in Wagoner County

Posted at 4:36 PM, Jun 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 06:17:26-04

COWETA, Okla. — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials say a new disaster recovery center will open on Tuesday, June 18 in Wagoner County.

It will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily at the OSU Extension Office at the Wagoner County Fairgrounds in Coweta.

FEMA recovery specialists, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management will be available at the center to assist people with their applications.

Sign language interpreters may be available to assist, and the center is handicapped-accessible.

The in-person support center will offer support to those in counties covered by the storms and flooding that began May 7. The designated counties for eligible applicants are Canadian, Creek, Delaware, Kay, Logan, Mayes, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Payne, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington.

If possible, homeowners, renters and businesses should have contacted their insurance company and registered with FEMA before visiting a recovery center.

Register by:

  • Calling 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).
  • Via the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices

Individual assistance for homeowners and renters include grants for temporary housing, home repairs and other expenses not met by other programs. The SBA offers low-interest disaster loans to businesses and nonprofits, homeowners and renters. You can learn more about that by clicking here.

You also can go to the Oklahoma Disaster Mitigation page on the FEMA website to learn about recovery centers, disaster cleanup and volunteering.

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