Aid Sought for Winter Storm

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. governor asks for aid related to ice storm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Twenty-five Oklahoma counties would receive aid if Gov. Brad Henry's request for disaster declarations is given the go-ahead.

The counties were ones hit by a Jan. 28 ice storm that brought down trees and power lines statewide. Southwestern Oklahoma was hardest hit and saw power outages for more than a week.

Damage is estimated at more than $26 million in the 25 counties in addition to $43 million in damage to rural electric cooperatives.

The counties in the request include Alfalfa, Caddo, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Delaware, Dewey, Ellis, Grady, Greer, Harmon, Haskell and Hughes.

Also in the request are Jackson, Kiowa, LeFlore, McClain, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Roger Mills, Seminole, Stephens and Washita counties.