Oklahoma Governor Establishes Disaster Relief Fund - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Oklahoma Governor Establishes Disaster Relief Fund

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has established a disaster relief fund to help with the long-term medical, emotional and educational needs of victims of tornados that have ravaged central Oklahoma in recent days.

Fallin said Tuesday she established the OK Disaster Relief Fund in conjunction with the United Way of Central Oklahoma. The fund is designed to help victims of a tornado that struck Moore on Monday, killing at least 24 people, and another that struck Shawnee on Sunday and left two people dead.

Fallin says Oklahomans are grateful for the global outpouring of support following the devastating tornadoes. She says the support will help meet many of the short-term needs of victims. But the governor says victims also face long-term challenges that the new disaster relief fund will help meet.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • French vote in most unpredictable contest in generations

    French vote in most unpredictable contest in generations

    Sunday, April 23 2017 1:52 PM EDT2017-04-23 17:52:05 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 1:52 PM EDT2017-04-23 17:52:05 GMT

    French voters have begun casting ballots for the presidential election in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world.

    French voters have begun casting ballots for the presidential election in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world.

  • Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

    Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

    Sunday, April 23 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-04-23 17:42:39 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-04-23 17:42:39 GMT

    Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science as well as defending it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts.

    Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science as well as defending it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts.

  • Trump says he will release tax reform package next week

    Trump says he will release tax reform package next week

    Sunday, April 23 2017 1:21 PM EDT2017-04-23 17:21:52 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 1:23 PM EDT2017-04-23 17:23:49 GMT

    President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week.

    President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week.

Powered by Frankly