Ice storm help sought for 6 counties


Thursday, February 19th 2009, 6:24 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Gov. Brad Henry wants the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide public assistance to six more counties hit hard by a January ice storm.
   Henry said Thursday he wants assistance extended to Comanche, Haskell, McIntosh, Muskogee, Okfuskee and Sequoyah counties.
   Federal public assistance was granted on Tuesday to four counties impacted by last month's brutal ice storm -- Adair, Cherokee, Delaware and Hughes counties.
   Under public assistance granted by President Obama, local governments and rural electric cooperatives in the four counties can receive federal funding for infrastructure repairs, debris removal and costs associated with responding to the storm.
   Henry says it's been a challenging winter, and Oklahoma towns and counties need help in their recovery.