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Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry requests help for tornado damage

Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to grant public assistance for 10 counties hard hit by the tornadoes and severe storms that occurred May 10-13.
By The Associated Press Modified: June 3, 2010 at 12:39 pm •  Published: June 3, 2010
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Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to grant public assistance for 10 counties hard hit by the tornadoes and severe storms that occurred May 10-13.

If Thursday's request is approved, the designation would deliver federal funding to assist municipalities, counties and rural electric cooperatives with infrastructure repairs, debris removal and costs associated with responding to the storms.

Alfalfa, Cleveland, Grant, McIntosh, Major, Noble, Okfuskee, Osage, Pottawatomie and Seminole counties were included in the request.

Officials say the storms resulted in about $7.4 million in infrastructure damage, and debris removal and response costs.

Individual aid already has been approved for nine counties for damages to homes and businesses.


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