Local & Regional
1:07 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Federal Funds Boost Tulsa's Ability to Respond to Disaster

Oklahoma Homeland Security Director Kim Carter
Oklahoma Homeland Security Director Kim Carter
Credit KWGS News

A special program provides federal funding to cities to prevent, respond to, and recover from disasters…both natural and manmade. Kim Edd Carter, Director of the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, says the funds were used mostly to buy specialized equipment to help deal with disaster, everything from a terrorist act to tornadoes to wildfires.

Tulsa and nearby communities received almost three and a half million dollars under the Urban Area Security Initiative.