Thursday, March 16, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY - Governor Mary Fallin today announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved the state of Oklahoma’s request for public assistance for Blaine County to help with expenses related to the January 13-16 ice storm that impacted northwest Oklahoma.
The federal funds may be used to assist municipalities, counties and rural electric cooperatives with infrastructure repairs, debris removal and costs associated with damages caused by the January storms.
Ten counties were previously approved for public assistance: 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.