FEMA okays $14 million in emergency disaster grants in Oklahoma


 FEMA says in the one month period from early May to early June, it approved nearly $14 million in disaster grants for victims of flooding and severe weather in Oklahoma.

The $13.8 million was approved for homeowners and renters who suffered uninsured or underinsured losses in the storms.

That total includes more than $11.8 million in housing grants for people to assist in rebuilding or repairing their home and to provide a safe place to stay right now while they consider their long-term housing options.

Another $1.96 million was obligated for what FEMA labeled Other Needs Assistance which included replacement for damaged personal property not covered by insurance.

The agency said its six inspectors who covered the 27 counties eligible for Individual Assistance completed inspections of 3,601 homes as of July 22, 2019.

The Small Business Administration also received 1,103 applications for low-interest disaster loans and more than $24.8 million had been approved as of July 20.

  • Designated Counties: 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 and Woods.