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OK Legislature Approves Bill To Dip Into Rainy Day Fund For Tornado Relief

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The State House of Representatives Thursday gave the green light to take $45 million out of the Rainy Day Fund for tornado cleanup.

All that's left now is for Governor Mary Fallin to sign to the bill, which she's expected to do.

The money will be administered by the Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management and will reimburse local governments for relief efforts.

The governor's office says the money will match 12.5 percent of federal funds coming in for disaster relief.

Governor Fallin applauded the legislature for passing the bill Thursday in a statement: "The tornadoes that struck several Oklahoma communities this week were absolutely devastating," said Fallin. "We are currently in an all-hands-on-deck effort to recover and rebuild. My thanks go out to our Legislature for helping to ensure that communities hit hard by storm and tornado damage will have the support they need moving forward."

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