Wildfire Victims Turnout For Opening Of Cleveland County Disaster Center

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 7:10 pm
By: News 9

The FEMA disaster recovery center opened Wednesday in Noble, Okla. to help neighbors in Cleveland County impacted by August wildfires.

The wildfires happened two months ago. But neighbors coming out of this center tell News 9 they've got friends still staying in tents. The problem is that they don't think they will qualify for FEMA money or they don't know it's available.

That's why FEMA and the state want to get the word out that there's help and money for the folks in Cleveland County.

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So far 132 people in the county have registered with FEMA and of that, FEMA says they've inspected about half of those people's properties to see if they qualify.

For wildfire victims, this whole process can be emotional and a lot of work, but FEMA reps say they've got the money, $1 million for Cleveland County, so it's worth it to come get some help.

Every day this week the site in Noble will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday.

Read more about Disaster Assistance and ways to apply.