Friday, July 7, 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 Dewey, Pawnee and Rogers counties to help with expenses related to the severe weather that occurred April 28 – May 2.
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 storms.
Eighteen counties were previously approved for public assistance: Adair, Beaver, Caddo, Cherokee, Cimarron, Craig, Delaware, Haskell, Kiowa, Lincoln, Logan, Mayes, Muskogee, Ottawa, Pittsburg, Sequoyah, Texas and Washita.
The storm caused extensive flooding in eastern and central Oklahoma, and widespread snow and high winds in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Three tornadoes occurred on April 28 and 29, including an EF2 tornado near Cameron. The weather caused treacherous travel conditions, road closures and power outages. Damage assessments indicate the storm resulted in more than $13.6 million in infrastructure damage, debris and response costs.