Obama Signs Disaster Declaration For Five Oklahoma Counties
Oklahoma City -
President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for five Oklahoma counties impacted by severe storms earlier this year.
The counties included in the declaration are Alfalfa, Craig, Grant, Kay and Nowata. The President ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in those counties affected by severe weather from April 28th to May 1st.
Severe storms spawned tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding over those four days. The declaration means federal funding will be available to state and eligible local governments as well as certain non-profit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the storms.
Additional disaster designations may be made at a later date.
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