The Edmond Sun

April 9, 2013

Feds approve Oklahoma’s request for winter storm aid


Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin announced this week the federal government has approved the state’s request for federal aid related to the Feb. 24-26 winter storm.

The declaration delivers public assistance to municipalities, counties and rural electric cooperatives for eligible infrastructure repairs and costs associated with responding to the storm.

“Large areas of Oklahoma were inundated with heavy snow in February,” Fallin said. “These funds will provide assistance to help municipalities, counties and rural electric cooperatives in the affected areas to cover the costs associated with responding to this significant winter storm.”

The counties included in this declaration are: Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Grant, Kay, Kingfisher, Major, Noble, Roger Mills, Washita, Woods and Woodward.

In these counties alone, the storm resulted in an estimated $7.5 million in infrastructure damage and response costs.

Other counties may be added to the declaration should additional damages be identified.