TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management continues to ask residents impacted by the recent storms to report damages to their property at damage.ok.gov or by calling 211. Reporting damage helps local and state emergency managers better coordinate response and recovery efforts. Residents can report damage to homes, businesses or agriculture through the online survey.
DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS OPEN
Joint state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are open!
A disaster recovery center offers in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Oklahoma federal disaster declaration for severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding that began on May 7, 2019. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) will be at the centers to talk about assistance and to help anyone who needs guidance in filing an application. The centers are at the following locations:
Henryetta Fire Department Classroom
1804 N.E. 4th Street
Henryetta, OK 74437
Three days only
Tuesday (June 25): 10 a.m. -7 p.m.
Wednesday–Thursday (June 26-27): 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Closes COB on Thursday, June 27
Case Community Center
1050 W. Wekiwa Road
Sand Springs, OK 74063
Ft. Gibson High School
500 S. Ross Street
Ft. Gibson, OK 74434
Creek County Commissioners Ballroom
317 East Lee Avenue
Sapulpa, OK 74066
Stillwater Community Center
315 West 8th Street
Stillwater, OK 74074
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Seven days a week (until further notice)
Disaster recovery centers are accessible to people with disabilities. American Sign Language interpreters may be available to assist at a DRC. If possible, homeowners, renters and businesses should have contacted their insurance company and registered with FEMA before visiting a recovery center. Registration is available in the following ways:
• Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
• Phone (800) 621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS-Video Relay Service) (TTY: (800)462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).
• Via the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices. To download visit: fema.gov/mobile-app.
The following information is helpful when registering:
• Address of the location where the damage occurred (pre-disaster address).
• Current mailing address.
• Current telephone number.
• Insurance information.
• Total household annual income.
• Routing and account number for checking or savings account (this allows FEMA to directly
transfer disaster assistance funds into a bank account).
• A description of disaster-caused damage and losses.
Individual Assistance for homeowners and renters can include grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs.
Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to businesses, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to cover residential and business losses as a result of the disaster. Applicants can visit their nearest disaster recovery center for one-on-one assistance or apply online using SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. In addition, applicants can get more information on SBA disaster assistance by calling SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955, by visiting www.sba.gov/disaster, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339.
Find out more at https://www.fema.gov/okmit and https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4438. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/femaregion6 and the FEMA Blog at http://blog.fema.gov.
27 counties in Oklahoma have been designated for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Individual Assistance: Alfalfa, Canadian, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Garfield, Kay, Kingfisher, Le Flore, Logan, Mayes, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington, Woods. To be eligible for a grant, the damage must have happened because of the disaster and during the disaster period. Check with your insurance agents first. Insurance payouts have typically be higher than FEMA assistance. No two cases are the same so don’t be discouraged from applying because someone else did or did not get assistance. If you sustained damage, you should apply for assistance.
To apply for FEMA assistance, call the hotline at 800-621-3362. It’s open 7am-10pm CT, 7 days a week. You can also go to disasterassistance.gov or use FEMA’s mobile app to apply. The Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner can help with any insurance questions www.oid.ok,gov or 1-800-522-0071.
Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency has Emergency Housing Assistance available to Oklahoma families displaced by recent storms where their home has been left uninhabitable. OHFA provides grants of up to $1,500 for temporary hotel accommodations and/or security or utility deposits for more permanent housing. To apply for assistance, call (405) 419-8196 to leave a message on OHFA’s housing hotline for the disaster housing grant. Visit http://tinyurl.com/ohfahelp for updates and information on how you can meet with an OHFA representative for application assistance.
HELP FOR VETERANS
The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs reports that veterans who have been impacted by the recent weather may be eligible for a Financial Grant. Visit their website at okvets.ok.gov and click on the “get help” tab to find a service officer or location near you to assist. You can also call 918-781-7766 or 405-523-4000 to locate a service office or location near you.
FREE PRIVATE WELL WATER TESTING
If your private well has been submerged in flood water, DEQ recommends that you not drink the water until you disinfect your well and sample analysis indicates that your well water is safe. For disinfection and sampling instructions and supplies, contact DEQ at (800) 522-0206. The free testing will be available until July 15, 2019.
Instructions on how to disinfect your well are available at www.deq.state.ok.us/factsheets/SELS/DisinfectIndividualWaterWells_01-2018.pdf.
Southern Area – Office Closed – Oklahoma District
Moffett Post Office
The following Post office is closed due to safety concerns:
Moffett Post Office
400 Belt St
Moffett OK 74946
All operations for the Moffett Post Office have been moved to the following alternate location:
Roland Post Office
101 Davis Lane
Roland OK 74954
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
–The Office of Rep. Markwayne Mullin
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