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President declares a major disaster for Oklahoma

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to Oklahoma to supplement the state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 31 to February 5, 2011.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm and snowstorm in the counties of Craig, Creek, Jefferson, Logan, Mayes, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Stephens, Tulsa, Wagoner, and Washington.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for all counties within the state. 

William J. Doran III has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Doran said that additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments. 

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