Biden approves major disaster declaration for Oklahoma


OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Additional federal assistance is headed to the Sooner State after last week’s historic winter storm.

On Thursday, President Joe Biden declared that a major disaster exists in Oklahoma and ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts that were affected by the winter storms.

As a result, federal funding is available to individuals impacted by the storms in the following counties:

  • Canadian
  • Carter
  • Cherokee
  • Comanche
  • Cotton
  • Hughes
  • Jefferson
  • LeFlore
  • McIntosh
  • Oklahoma
  • Okmulgee
  • Osage
  • Pittsburg
  • Stephens
  • Tulsa
  • Wagoner.

Officials say assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the disaster.

Federal funding is also available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations.

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