OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MARY FALLIN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2011
Public Assistance Approved for Atoka County
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved public assistance for Atoka County, hard hit by the April 14th Tushka tornado. The designation delivers federal funding to assist municipalities, counties and rural electric cooperatives with infrastructure repairs, debris removal and costs associated with responding to the storm. The aid also helps Tushka School District with their recovery efforts.
Other counties can be added to the request as additional damages are identified. A preliminary damage survey identified more than $10 million in uninsured infrastructure losses in Atoka County due to the tornado.
Individual assistance is already granted for Atoka County for damages to homes and businesses related to the storm.