U.S. Dept of Labor give $10M grant for Okla. storm recovery

Moore home damage room

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor is awarding a $10 million grant to help Oklahoma recovery from the severe storms and tornadoes that killed 26 people.

They said the money is to create temporary jobs to help with the cleanup and recovery efforts.

“The Oklahoma storms have left human tragedy and economic devastation in their wake,” acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris said. “The department is stepping up to make a contribution to this urgent recovery effort, as Oklahomans rebuild their homes, their businesses and their lives. With $10 million in National Emergency Grant money, we are able to assist not only with cleanup, but to put people to work as well.”

The grant will help Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie counties.

More communities could be added later.