Ice Storm Costs Piling Up


Sunday, May 4th 2008, 10:34 pm

By: News On 6


The cost of December's ice storm is almost $180 million. About $55 million of that is from businesses and homeowners.

The Oklahoma Insurance Department says they've filed 30,000 claims from damage related to the ice storm.

Cities, counties and various agencies are asking for about $125 million in federal reimbursement.

That includes debris removal and overtime for police and firefighters who responded during the storm.

Rural electric co-ops and water districts are also asking for federal help.

Investor-owned utilities like OG&E and PSO are not eligible for federal disaster assistance.

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