Homeowners, renters and business owners in Canadian County who sustained damage as a result of recent back-to-back storms may now apply for state and federal disaster assistance. The federal disaster declaration now covers damage incurred by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes May 18 through June 2.
Individual Assistance was extended to Canadian County after a review of ongoing damage assessments by officials from the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Disaster assistance for qualified applicants may include:
Survivors in six designated counties, Canadian, Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie, who sustained losses or damage from storms that occurred May 18 through June 2 may register anytime online at disasterassistance.gov or type in m.fema.gov on your smartphone.
To apply for disaster assistance by phone, call FEMA at 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). Survivors who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services may call 800-621-3362 to register. The toll-free numbers remain open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
To apply in person, survivors may visit a disaster recovery center. Currently, specialists from OEM, FEMA and the SBA are at four recovery centers in Oklahoma to answer questions and help survivors.
Nearly 3,900 people have visited the centers:
FEMA hazard mitigation advisers are at the recovery centers to offer brochures and discuss ways to rebuild safer and stronger with interested homeowners.
Available disaster programs also include Disaster Unemployment Assistance, crisis counseling and Disaster Legal Services for all qualified survivors.
Survivors should register with FEMA even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but under-insured applicants may receive help after their insurance claims have been settled.
Registering with FEMA is required for federal aid, even if the person has registered with another disaster relief organization, such as the American Red Cross.
Applicants will be asked to provide: