Additional funding approved for storm damage, brings total to $70M

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OKLAHOMA CITY- Additional funding has been approved to help Oklahoma continue to clean up after the severe storms in May.

Officials say an additional $4.9 million has been approved for victims cleaning up from the storms, tornadoes, flooding and straight-line winds.

It will be used to cover debris removal costs under FEMA’s Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot Program.

The program helps fund debris removal and debris recycling from public property and right-of-ways.

Meanwhile, more than $14.2 million in disaster assistance for housing and disaster-related expenses has been approved for homeowners and renters.

This latest figure brings the total amount of federal assistance for the state to nearly $70 million.

So far, about 96 percent of all the debris has been cleared, which fills more than one million cubic yards of space.

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