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Recovery centers open this week to help Oklahoma storm victims

Three disaster recovery centers will open this week in Carter, Okfuskee and Seminole counties to assist victims of Oklahoma's May 10-13 storms and tornadoes.

BY DARLA SLIPKE Published: June 10, 2010
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/> "We want Oklahomans to know we're here working hand-in-hand to help them back on the road to recovery,” Craine said.

So far, FEMA has approved about $1.5 million for disaster housing assistance for storm victims, Craine said. That aid comes in the form of grants to help pay for certain expenses, such as temporary housing and home repairs, that are not covered by insurance. Holman said the amount of aid varies depending on a person's situation.

Recovery centers that opened in Midwest City, Norman and Shawnee at the end of May will close and re-open at the new locations later this week. Holman said he expects a large influx of people when the centers open in their new locations today and Friday. He encouraged people to register for disaster relief assistance before they visit the centers by going to www.disasterassistance. gov or by calling (800) 621-3362.


Centers opening this week

→Seminole: Community Room, 1605 N Main St.

→Okemah: Okfuskee County Fairgrounds, 1204 E Columbia.

→Ardmore: Salvation Army Gymnasium, 102 First Avenue SW.

Centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, with an exception on opening day. The Seminole center opens at noon today. The Okemah and Ardmore centers open at noon Friday. The centers are scheduled to stay open through June 17, although that date might change depending on the demand for services, a spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency said.

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