FEMA To Assess Damage From NW Oklahoma Snowstorm

Monday, April 20th 2009, 5:54 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - State and federal emergency management crews will visit northwestern Oklahoma this week to survey damage caused by a snowstorm that hit the area last month.

As much as 2 feet of snow was reported in some areas after a blizzard moved through in the first week of spring, causing several roofs to collapse. Gov. Brad Henry declared a state of emergency for 50 Oklahoma counties.

The preliminary damage assessments by the Federal Emergency Management Agency will concentrate on 11 counties in northwestern Oklahoma, from the Panhandle to Interstate 35 along the Kansas state line.

The crews will focus on damage to roads and bridges, plus other emergency response costs.

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