Oklahoma wildfire assistance exceeds $2.9 million
Disaster assistance provided to those affected by Oklahoma wildfires now exceeds $2.9 million, state and federal emergency management officials announced today.
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Small Business Administration officials also urge residents to apply for assistance before the August 18 deadline. FEMA toll-free registration lines, 800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 800-462-7585, are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Applicants also may register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
Recovery summary as of close of business July 27, 2009:
SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers are open in Midwest City and Ratliff City to provide information on low-interest disaster loans and to assist residents and business owners with applications. The centers are located at Eastside Church of Christ, 916 Douglas Blvd. in Midwest City and at Ratliff City Baptist Church, 234 Church Street in Ratliff City. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice.
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