It will be a long road ahead to recover from this, but we are with those affected every step of the way. I wanted to take this opportunity to share some important resources for flooding victims. Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management continues to ask residents impacted by the recent storms to report damages to their property at damage.ok.gov or by calling 211. Reporting damage helps local and state emergency managers better coordinate response and recovery efforts. Residents can report damage to homes, businesses or agriculture through the online survey. Seventeen counties in Oklahoma have been designated for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Individual Assistance: Canadian, Creek, Delaware, Kay, Logan, Mayes, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Payne, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, and Washington. To be eligible for a grant, the damage must have happened because of the disaster and during the disaster period. Check with your insurance agents first. Insurance payouts have typically been higher than FEMA assistance. No two cases are the same so don’t be discouraged from applying because someone else did or did not get assistance. If you sustained damage, you should apply for assistance. To apply for FEMA assistance, call the hotline at 800-621-3362. It’s open 7am-10pm CT, 7 days a week. You can also go to disasterassistance.gov or use FEMA’s mobile app to apply. The Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner can help with any insurance questions www.ok.gov/oid or 1-800-522-0071. Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency has Emergency Housing Assistance available to Oklahoma families displaced by recent storms when their home has been left uninhabitable. OHFA provides grants of up to $1,500 for temporary hotel accommodations and/or security or utility deposits for more permanent housing.
The Fort Gibson Resource Center is a well-oiled machine helping those who lost everything during the flood. Great to meet with the staff and state officials on Friday. pic.twitter.com/WMIf4bT1xe— Markwayne Mullin (@RepMullin) June 11, 2019
To apply for assistance, call (405) 419-8196 to leave a message on OHFA’s housing hotline for the disaster housing grant. Visit tinyurl.com/ohfahelp for updates and information on how you can meet with an OHFA representative for application assistance. The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs reports that veterans who have been impacted by the recent weather may be eligible for a Financial Grant. Visit their website at okvets.ok.gov and click on the "get help" tab to find a service officer or location near you to assist. You can also call 918-781-7766 or 405-523-4000 to locate a service office or location near you. All those affected by the floods continue to be in my prayers. If my office can be of assistance in any way, please call us at 918-687-2533. You can also find more information on my website at mullin.house.gov.
Thank you to first responders, National Guard, law enforcement, & volunteers from across the country who stepped up to help in Oklahoma. To those still in need: contact @fema online at https://t.co/CG0HoWGdRJ or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA. We are WITH you! pic.twitter.com/rnfR5yZCJ7— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) June 4, 2019