06.04.15

Lankford Provides Disaster Assistance Information for Flood Victims

WASHINGTON, DC – To help Oklahomans dealing with flood damage and disaster relief, Senator James Lankford (R-OK) is providing residents with contact information for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Assistance Improvement Program. Senator Lankford toured flood damage in Tishomingo and Miami over the past week.

Flood victims should call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or contact FEMA through the website: www.disasterassistance.gov. The Disaster Assistance Improvement Program’s mission is to provide disaster survivors with information, support, services and a mechanism to access and apply for disaster assistance easier.

“Anyone in need of help as they recover from flood and weather damage in Oklahoma should call or email FEMA or the state’s Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster program,” said Lankford. “Even if they are not in declared counties, it would help FEMA better assess the extent of the damage. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who deal with flood waters that cover their homes and land. I am confident that neighbors, churches, the State of Oklahoma and federal disaster response will stand with the people around the state who are directly affected by the flood waters.”

In addition, Oklahomans who need assistance with storm clean up can dial 2-1-1 to register their needs on a statewide wait list.  2-1-1 Oklahoma will serve as the clearinghouse for work orders for Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.  Calls will be taken between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday and between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturdays.  More information is available at www.211oklahoma.org.

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CLICK HERE to view photos of the Senator touring flood damage in Tishomingo.