FEMA continues to assess areas hit by tornadoes, winds, and flooding

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Today, state, federal and local partners are continuing to assess areas hit by tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding and severe storms that began on May 29th. This information will be used to determine whether a major federal disaster is declared.

However, there is a federal disaster declaration already in place for five counties: Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie. As a result of the storms and tornadoes between May 18th and May 27th.

Disaster assistance can include grants to help pay for temporary housing and home repairs, and other serious disaster-related needs, such as medical and dental expenses or funeral and burial costs, not covered by insurance or other sources.

FEMA encourages homeowners and renters with damages from the May 18-27 storms to register for disaster assistance by calling 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). Survivors can register online at DisasterAssistance.gov.

Survivors already in distress over the loss of their homes often have the added headache of losing their documents. But in many cases, driver’s licenses, Social Security cards, birth certificates and other critical documents can be replaced. Learn more by visiting a disaster recovery center or calling FEMA at 800-621-3362

There are four disaster recovery centers where survivors may walk in to get information and apply for assistance. To date, 2,842 people have visited the centers:

• Carney High School, 204 S. Carney St., Carney Hours: 8 a.m.- 7 p.m.
• Westmoore High School, 12613 South Western Ave., Oklahoma City Hours: 8 a.m.– 8 p.m.
• Little Axe Elementary School, 2000 168th Ave., Norman Hours: 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.
• Gordon Cooper Technology Center, One John Bruton Blvd., Shawnee Hours: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Below are the latest registration numbers, along with updated FEMA dollars approved. These are all through
Tuesday, June 4.

Total FEMA dollars approved for individuals: almost $5 million ($4,913,036.57)

FEMA registrations for the five declared counties: 7,339

County FEMA Registrations (through June 4):

Cleveland: 5,918
Lincoln: 137
McClain: 71
Oklahoma: 655
Pottawatomie: 424