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Gov. Stitt seeks disaster aid for Bryan, Pittsburg counties

Posted: 1:25 PM, May 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-14 14:25:55-04
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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has requested a US Small Business Administration disaster declaration for Bryan and Pittsburg counties for those impacted by tornadoes, severe storms, strong winds and flooding that began in late April.

If approved, the request would make low-interest disaster loans available for homeowners, renters and businesses in the two counties to repair or replace property damaged by the storm that was not covered by insurance.

Counties contiguous to Bryan and Pittsburg counties will also be eligible for assistance, including Atoka, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Hughes, Johnston, Latimer, Marshall, McIntosh and Pushmataha counties.

Damage assessments indicated that 193 homes and businesses were impacted by the storms in Bryan and Pittsburg counties alone. Of those, 76 homes and businesses with major damage were identified as uninsured and may be eligible for SBA's program.

At least 222 homes and businesses were impacted by the storms in southeast Oklahoma.

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