State, federal assistance gives more than $14 million to Oklahomans rebuilding after storms

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Rainbow that hit Edmond right after the storms passed. Lightning occurred during so that's what the white line is.

OKLAHOMA — More than $14.3 million has been granted to Oklahomans who are looking to rebuild their businesses and homes after flooding and tornadoes in 2015.

Then number of families that have registered for assistance is over 6,700.

According to a news release from FEMA, federal and state funds for disaster assistance includes $9.7 million in grants, more than $8.2 million for housing – including home repairs and rental assistance – and more than $1.4 million for Other Needs, such as repair or replacement of personal property essential to the home..

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved more than $4.4 million for homeowners in low-interest loans, and more than $52,000 in loans has been approved for business owners rebuilding after the storms, the news release says.

Disaster Recovery Centers are currently open in 10 locations, where you can meet face-to-face with representatives from FEMA, OEM, and SBA.

Click here to find a recovery center near you. Or call the FEMA helpline at 800-621-3362.

Click here for more information on Oklahoma disaster recovery.

 

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