Additional Federal Aid Available For May 10 Storm Damage

Friday, June 11th 2010, 1:06 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday granted Gov. Brad Henry's requested for public assistance for 10 counties hard hit by the tornadoes and severe storms May 10-13.

Federal funding will be available to assist municipalities, counties and rural electric cooperatives with infrastructure repairs, debris removal and costs associated with responding to the storms.

The approved counties are Alfalfa, Cleveland, Grant, McIntosh, Major, Noble, Okfuskee, Osage, Pottawatomie and Seminole.

In these counties alone, the storms resulted in an estimated $7.4 million in infrastructure damage, and debris removal and response costs. Other counties can be added to the declaration as additional damages are identified.

Individual assistance is already granted for nine counties for damages to homes and businesses related to the storms.