OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma residents who suffered damage from the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding that occurred May 7 to June 9 now have more time to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
The new registration deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 14.
The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management requested the extension to allow survivors extra time to update insurance information and find other documents needed to complete or supplement their applications. FEMA granted the extension for two weeks.
Designated counties for homeowners and renters include: Ottawa, Craig, Delaware, Alfalfa, Canadian, Cherokee, Creek, Garfield, Kay, Kingfisher, Le Flore, Logan, Mayes, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington and Woods.
Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.
FEMA registration is quick and easy and there are multiple ways to register:
• Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
• Phone 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS-Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish)
• Visit one of the Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers stationed in the designated counties. To find a mobile DRC near you, go to https://fema.gov/ESF6/DRCLocator.
• Via the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices. To download visit: fema.gov/mobile-app.
Low-interest disaster loans are available from the SBA to homeowners, renters, businesses and private nonprofit organizations. Applicants can apply for a low-interest disaster loan at their nearest disaster recovery center or online using SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Survivors can get more information on SBA disaster assistance by calling SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659- 2955, by visiting www.sba.gov/disaster, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call 800- 877-8339.
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