YUKON, OK — The disaster declaration, following recent tornadoes and flooding, has now been extended to include Canadian County. Now storm victims in that area are learning what they need to do to take advantage of this help.
It’s been busy in Canadian County, as disaster assistance has been expanded to include damages reported by survivors from additional storms that took place on May 28th. The FEMA declaration is now covering severe weather from May 18th through June 2nd.
Homeowners, renters, and business owners in Canadian County, who are facing damages from back-to-back storms, can now apply for state and federal disaster assistance.
Disaster assistance for qualified applicants can include grants to rent a temporarily place to live, home repairs not covered by insurance, serious disaster related needs; such as medical, dental and funeral needs, and low interest disaster loans for small businesses.
There are four recovery centers in Oklahoma to answer questions and help survivors.
Just fewer than 4,000 people have visited the centers which include Little Axe Elementary, Carney High School, Westmoore High School and the Gordon Cooper Technology Center.
Below are photos viewers and visitors sent in of damage and storms from May 2013: