Disaster Relief

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Oklahoma

Release Date: June 30, 2022

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Oklahoma to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe storm, tornadoes and flooding, May 2-8, 2022.
The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Adair, Cherokee, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Pottawatomie, Seminole and Tulsa counties.
Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-interest loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Roland W. Jackson has been named Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further assessments.

Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated areas can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362. If you use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service.

To download "Survivors Road to Recovery" in Spanish, click here

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To download "FEMA Help After A Disaster" in Spanish, click here

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Catholic Charities' disaster relief program provides:

  • Emergency assistance funds for food, shelter, clothing and other necessities
  • Counseling, outreach and referral services
  • Vouchers for financial assistance to families affected by the disaster
  • Volunteer assistance
  • Advocacy for survivors and their family
  • These services are provided regardless of religion, race, creed or socio-economic status.