Wednesday, February 3, 2016
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved the state of Oklahoma’s request for public assistance for three more counties dealing with infrastructure damage related to the winter storm that began after Thanksgiving.
With this approval, federal funding is now available in Bryan, Garfield andGreer counties to assist municipalities, counties, rural electric cooperatives and the state with infrastructure repairs and costs associated with responding to the storm, which occurred between Nov. 27 and Nov. 29.
Disaster assistance was approved December 29 for infrastructure repairs and response costs in Alfalfa, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Grady, Grant, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Logan, Major, Oklahoma, Roger Mills, Washita and Woods counties.
Preliminary assessments indicated the storm resulted in an estimated $20.5 million in damages and response costs.