FEMA disaster application deadline is approaching

More than $50 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved for victims of Oklahoma's May tornadoes.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: August 9, 2013

More than $13.7 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency money has been approved in areas of the state that sustained damage from the May tornadoes, and the Small Business Administration has approved more than $38.4 million in recovery loans approved for individuals.

The deadline is Aug. 19 for people in the nine Oklahoma counties that have received disaster declarations to register with FEMA for assistance.

As of Wednesday, 15,117 Oklahomans in Canadian, Cleveland, Le Flore, Lincoln, McClain, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Okmulgee and Pottawatomie counties have registered for federal assistance.

FEMA is encouraging renters, homeowners and business owners to register for state and federal assistance.

Call (800) 621-3362, visit disasterassistance.gov or visit m.fema.gov via mobile phone.

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