Assistance requested for all storm victims

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OKLAHOMA CITY– Many storm victims are waiting to hear from the federal government on whether or not they will receive assistance for the latest round of severe weather that crossed our state.

So far, Washington has already handed out more than $5.3 million to tornado victims.

Tuesday morning, Gov. Mary Fallin asked for the disaster declaration to be extended.

The current declaration was issued for properties damaged through May 20 for damage occurring in Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie counties.

However, the extension would include the latest round of tornadoes, flooding and straight-line winds that occurred between May 28 and June 2.

It would also add Canadian County to the list of affected areas.

Officials say more than 538 homes and businesses were impacted by storms during that week.