State Officials Preparing Disaster Declaration - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

State Officials Preparing Disaster Declaration

Updated:
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- State officials are preparing an ice storm damage assessment Thursday in preparation for asking for a disaster declaration from President Bush as early as Friday.

Bush declared a state of emergency for the entire state Monday, which makes federal assistance such as generators, water, cots and food available.

A major disaster declaration would open the way for grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help residents and businesses owners recover.

Communities would also be able to ask for reimbursement for infrastructure damages.

Governor Brad Henry spokesman Paul Sund says state and federal emergency management officials are examining some of the hardest hit counties.
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.