FEMA says residents, businesses in Tulsa, Okmulgee, Okfuskee, Mayes and five other counties affected by severe storms between May 5 through June 4 need to register for state and federal assistance as soon as possible.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin says these nine counties were added to the federal disaster declaration last week. The other counties include Carter, Jefferson, Latimer, Pushmataha and Stephens.
The Federal Emergency Management Administration says residents and businesses can apply for disaster assistance several ways including online, calling 800-621-3362 or visiting a nearby Disaster Recovery Center.
In addition, FEMA says low-interest SBA disaster loans may be available to businesses of all sizes as well as private nonprofit organizations. Homeowners and renters are also eligible for SBA loans for losses not fully compensated by insurance or other payments and do not duplicate benefits from other agencies or organizations.