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President Trump approves disaster declaration for Oklahoma after storms, flooding

Posted: 10:46 AM, Jun 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-02 12:05:08-04
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President Donald Trump on Saturday declared that a major disaster exists in Oklahoma, and ordered federal assistance to supplement the state in its recovery efforts.

The declaration makes federal funding available for parts of Oklahoma affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began on May 7 and continued throughout the month.

Federal funding is available for affected individuals in Muskogee, Tulsa and Wagoner counties.

Assistance includes grants for temporary housing and home repairs and low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses.

The White House also says that emergency protective measures, limited to direct federal assistance, will be provided in the counties of Haskell, Le Flore, Noble, Osage, Pawnee and Sequoyah.

Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

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