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9:01 am
Fri August 5, 2011

Declaration Expanded

Oklahoma City, OK – 2 Oklahoma counties added to disaster declaration

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Federal Emergency Management Agency says government entities and certain non-profit organizations in Craig and Nowata counties may seek reimbursement for expenses they incurred during severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that struck May 22 through May 25.

FEMA officials say the expenses include emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities.

Twelve counties already have been designated to receive public assistance under the disaster declaration President Obama signed June 6. Officials say the governmental entities include cities, counties and school districts.

The entities and non-profit groups should contact the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management for information on how to apply.

Individual assistance also was approved in the declaration for homeowner, renters and business owners in eight counties. The deadline to register for that assistance is Friday.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.