Fallin made her request Aug. 13 for individual assistance for Cleveland, Creek, Oklahoma and Payne counties. Creek County was granted federal assistance Aug. 22, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied assistance for the other three counties. The governor appealed that decision earlier this month.
Oklahomans who had uninsured fire damage in Cleveland County are now eligible for assistance for housing repairs or temporary housing, U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest loans for individuals and businesses to repair or replace damaged property, disaster unemployment assistance, and grants for serious needs and necessary disaster expenses not met by other programs.
To apply for disaster assistance, individuals and business owners in Cleveland County must call (800-621-3362) or go to www.disasterassistance.gov. There is a limited amount of time available to apply.
The governor's office is asking Cleveland County residents who called FEMA to report damage before the appeal to call again to confirm their registration.