Governor Mary Fallin tours flood ravaged Purcell
PURCELL, Okla. – Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is touring some of the areas severely damaged by the recent flooding.
Early this morning, Fallin will tour the flood ravaged Purcell before heading over to Lake Texoma to tour the damage there.
Yesterday, Governor Fallin announced that FEMA approved the state’s request for disaster assistance for three Oklahoma counties hit hard by flooding, tornadoes, severe storms, and straight-line winds.
The disaster assistance benefits individuals and business owners affected by severe storms that have occurred since May 5 in Cleveland, Grady and Oklahoma counties.
However, other counties could be added to the declaration in the future.
“I appreciate FEMA for quickly coming to the aid of Oklahomans in these three counties,” said Fallin. “As damage assessments continue, my hope is that the federal government recognizes the considerable losses many families and businesses in other areas of the state have suffered as well.”
In light of continued storm and flooding damage over the weekend, Governor Fallin declared a state of emergency in all 77 counties in Oklahoma.
Under the executive order, state agencies can make emergency purchases and acquisitions needed to expedite the delivery of resources to local jurisdictions.
Fallin urges those with storm damage to call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362.
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