Yearly Archives: 2015
Oklahoma Disaster Assistance Tops $26 Million
Signs of recovery are becoming visible following the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding occurring May 5 through June 4. Since the May 26 major disaster declaration, state and federal disaster officials say residents continue to seek help
EPA Awards Oklahoma over $1.2 million to Reduce Water Contamination Risk in Underground Tanks
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently awarded the Oklahoma Corporation Conservation Commission $459,000 to respond to petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks (UST). The agency will also receive $809,000 to clean petroleum leaks.
OK 14330-03 Oklahoma City Disaster Recovery Center to Become SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center
The State/Federal Disaster Recovery Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma will convert to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) only Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) on Wednesday, July 1. The center will continue to operate at Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. However, SBA’s center will now be located on the first floor next to the old Macy’s
Earlier today, Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) voted for the Ratepayer Protection Act (H.R. 2042)....
Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Ratepayer Protection Act (H.R. 2042), legislation to protect Oklahoma families and businesses from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan rule
Second floor to be added to W.W. Keeler Complex
The Cherokee Nation’s tribal complex in Tahlequah is undergoing some major renovations, including a 31,550-square-foot second story on the west end of the building to create space for the tribe’s growing workforce.
FEMA Disaster Assistance Extended to Additional Counties
Additional counties are now approved for Individual Assistance and for Public Assistance as a result of severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that began on May 5. Homeowners, renters and business owners in four more Oklahoma counties affected by storms that occurred from May 5 through June 4 can now apply for state and federal disaster assistance
STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTER OPENS IN JOHNSTON COUNTY
Another Mobile Disaster Recovery Center will be available to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 4.
Cherokee Nation donates $22,000 to Craig County organizations
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr., Chief of Staff Chuck Hoskin and Tribal Councilor Victoria Vazquez presented a $20,000 check to the Bluejacket Cherokee Association and a $2,000 check to the American Legion in Vinita on Friday.
PREVENTING MOLD: CLEAN IT, DRY IT OR DISCARD IT
Not all of the damage from flooding takes place while your home or business is under water. Long after the flood waters have receded, mold and mildew can present serious and ongoing health issues. Oklahomans impacted by the severe storms and flooding that took place between May 5 and June 4 should take steps to protect the health of their family or employees by treating or discarding mold- and mildew-infected items as soon as possible.
STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTER NOW OPEN IN LE FLORE COUNTY
Another Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be available to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes that struck May 5 through June 4
Governor Mary Fallin Requests Public and Individual Assistance for More Oklahoma Counties
Governor Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) have requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant public assistance for 14additional counties hit hard by tornadoes and flooding that began May 5. If approved, the designation would deliver federal funding to assist municipalities, counties and rural electric cooperatives with infrastructure repairs, debris removal and costs associated with responding to the storms
DISASTER ASSISTANCE EXPANDS TO INCLUDE SEVEN MORE COUNTIES FOR RECENT OKLAHOMA STORMS
Homeowners, renters and business owners in seven more Oklahoma counties affected by the recent severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding starting on May 5 through June 4 can now apply for state and federal disaster assistance. Those counties include Beckham, Caddo, Canadian, Marshall, McIntosh, Seminole and Wagoner, which now brings the total to 20.
Congressman Fattah Announces $65 Million in New Markets Tax Credits to The Reinvestment Fund
Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced that The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) in Philadelphia will receive $65,000,000 in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) awards to encourage investment in low-income neighborhoods throughout the community. The Reinvestment Fund was one of 76 organizations across the country selected to receive the tax credit allocation authority from the Department of the Treasury
Aid Approved for 15 More Counties to Assist Local Governments, Rural Electric Cooperatives
Governor Mary Fallin today announced the federal government has approved public assistance for an additional 15 Oklahoma counties to help with storm and flooding recovery expenses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved the request, one day after the governor and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) submitted the request
Beware of Fraud in Wake of Disasters
Oklahoma residents whose properties were damaged in the recent storms and flooding are warned to be alert for, and urged to report, any potential fraud during recovery and rebuilding efforts, according to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency