Fallin requests federal assistance for repairs after storms

Ponca City Now - May 30, 2015 8:22 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Governor Mary Fallin is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency for federal funding to help repair damage in 16 counties caused by recent tornadoes and flooding.

Fallin said in a news release Friday that the request is to help municipalities, counties and rural electric cooperatives with infrastructure repairs, debris removal and costs associated with responding to the storms that began May 5th. The release says preliminary surveys identified more than $13 million in uninsured infrastructure losses and that damage assessments are ongoing and counties are expected to be added to the request.

At least 70 counties have reported some sort of damage due to the storms.

Counties included in the current request are Atoka, Bryan, Cleveland, Cotton, Grady, Haskell, Hughes, Johnston, Latimer, McClain, Okfuskee, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Seminole, Stephens, and Tillman.

 

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