FEMA Assistance Available for Okmulgee County Survivors

OKLAHOMA CITY – Okmulgee County has been added to the major disaster declaration for Oklahomans who sustained damage from severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that began April 25.Residents of the county may be eligible for disaster assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. Eligible applicants may qualify for rental assistance, basic home repairs, personal property losses and other eligible expenses related to storm damage. Survivors living in Carter, Hughes, Love or Murray counties may also be eligible for disaster assistance. Additional counties may be added later.Rental Assistance for Temporary HousingIf...

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

DENTON, Texas – Revised Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Residents and business owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements.The updated maps were produced in coordination with local, state and FEMA officials. Significant community review of the maps has already taken place, but before the maps become final, community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in the 90-day appeal...

Oklahoma Survivors Can Apply for an SBA Loan

OKLAHOMA CITY – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Oklahoma businesses and residents impacted by the April 30 major disaster declaration which includes Carter, Hughes, Murray and Love counties. The Presidential declaration was a result of the severe storms, straight‑line winds, tornadoes and flooding that began on April 25.FEMA partners with other agencies to help meet the needs of disaster survivors. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers low-interest disaster loans not only to businesses, but also to homeowners and renters in a declared major disaster area. As a matter...

Meet with FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams in Holdenville

OKLAHOMA CITY – FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams are available in person in Hughes County to assist Oklahomans with their recovery from the recent severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that began April 25, 2024. This is a combined effort by the state and FEMA to continue to reach those in need.These teams are in Holdenville and are equipped to help survivors apply for disaster assistance with FEMA, upload documents needed in the application process and answer questions about specific cases and the types of assistance available. DSA Teams will be available...

FEMA Assistance Available for Carter County, Oklahoma, Survivors Following April Tornadoes

OKLAHOMA CITY – Carter County has been added to the major disaster declaration for Oklahomans who sustained damage from severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding beginning April 25.Residents of the county may be eligible for disaster assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. Eligible applicants may qualify for rental assistance, basic home repairs, personal property losses and other eligible expenses related to storm damage. Survivors living in Hughes, Love or Murray counties may also be eligible for disaster assistance. Additional counties may be added later.Rental Assistance for Temporary HousingIf you currently...

Oklahomans -- Be Alert to Fraud After a Disaster

OKLAHOMA CITY – Survivors should be aware that con artists and criminals may try to obtain money or steal personal information through fraud or identity theft after a disaster. In some cases, thieves try to apply for FEMA assistance using names, addresses and Social Security numbers they have stolen from survivors.If a FEMA inspector comes to your home and you did not submit a FEMA application, your information may have been used without your knowledge to create a FEMA application. If so, please inform the inspector that you did not apply for...

Disaster Assistance Teams Meeting Survivors Where They Are

OKLAHOMA CITY – After a disaster, recovering from and dealing with loss can be overwhelming. To ensure survivors can apply for assistance, FEMA sends teams of Disaster Survivor Assistants (DSA) into disaster-affected neighborhoods, often going door-to-door to assist survivors. Teams began visiting neighborhoods in Sulphur on Wednesday.Assistance teams may help survivors apply for federal assistance, identify potential needs and help make connections with local, state, federal and voluntary agencies.These teams will be easily recognizable by their official photo identification (ID). If you meet people offering assistance, first ask to see their ID...

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Volunteer and Donate Recovery can take many years after a disaster. There are many ways to help such as donating cash, needed items or your time. Learn more about how to help those in need. Don’t self-deploy to disaster areas. Trusted organizations in the affected areas know where volunteers are needed. Work with an established organization to make sure you have the appropriate safety, training and skills needed to respond. FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VALs) build relationships and coordinate efforts with voluntary, faith-based and community organizations active in disasters. Doing Business with FEMA...

FEMA Assistance Available for Oklahoma Survivors following April Tornadoes

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans who sustained damage from severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding beginning April 25 may be eligible for disaster assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. Eligible applicants may qualify for rental assistance, basic home repairs, personal property losses and other eligible expenses related to storm damage. Currently, survivors living in Hughes, Love or Murray counties may be eligible for disaster assistance. Additional counties may be added at a later date. Rental Assistance for Temporary HousingIf you currently reside in Hughes, Love or Murray counties and suffered damage to your primary residence, FEMA may be...

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Ohio Incident Period: Mar 14, 2024 Declaration Date: May 2, 2024 The new Individual Assistance updates only apply to disasters declared on or after March 22, 2024. Read about the updates. Help for Individuals and Families After a Disaster If you have insurance, you should file a claim with your insurance company immediately. FEMA assistance cannot help with losses already covered by insurance. Learn more about the steps after applying for assistance. Apply for Disaster Assistance The fastest way to apply is through DisasterAssistance.gov. You can also apply through the FEMA...

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