Friday, February 10, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY - Governor Mary Fallin today announced the federal government has approved disaster assistance to help with recovery expenses in 10 counties related to the Jan. 13-16 ice storm.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved the request to aid municipalities, counties, rural electric cooperatives and the state with infrastructure repairs and costs associated with responding to the storm.
The 10 counties approved for public assistance are: Beaver, Beckham, Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Major, Roger Mills, Texas, Woods and Woodward.
The ice storm caused widespread power outages in northwest Oklahoma. At least four deaths and 65 injuries are attributed to the winter weather. Damage assessments indicate the storm resulted in more than $22 million in infrastructure damage, debris and response costs.