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$1.4 million in federal recovery funds reaches OK after winter storms

$1.4 million in federal recovery funds reaches OK after winter storms

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Last Update: 4/28 2:34 pm

Nearly $1.4 million - the first federal funds obligated for Oklahoma's recovery from two severe winter storms - has started to reach communities throughout the state, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Wednesday.

Under FEMA's Public Assistance Grant Program, the federal government has obligated about $1.2 million to reimburse applicants for emergency protective measures taken before, during and after the Dec. 24-25, 2009, blizzard and the Jan. 28-30 ice storm. Another $245,000 has been obligated to help reimburse applicants for their costs to clean up debris created by the storms. FEMA pays 75 percent of eligible costs, with funds funneled through the state to the applicants. The state and the applicants split the final 25 percent... FULL ARTICLE

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