FEMA director tours Oklahoma

Friday, February 8th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

FEMA director and Oklahoma native Joe Allbaugh has seen the damage from the winter blast first hand.

Allbaugh toured communities left in the cold and dark with Governor Frank Keating. At the storm's peak, more than 250,000 people were without power. There are less than 30,000 still in the dark.

Allbaugh added 17-more Oklahoma counties to a federal disaster declaration; they include Tulsa, Osage, Creek, Rogers and Nowata Counties. That means 45-counties are now eligible for federal money for disaster relief. “The most important thing for individuals who may have lost power or may have hurt or they have damage to their personal residence, they need to call our 800 number to become registered.”

That number for help is 1-800-621-FEMA.