Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt Tuesday issued a warning for Oklahomans and donors around the country to beware of charity fraud and scams following the severe storms in Oklahoma.
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The agency is also coordinating volunteer efforts for behavioral health professionals
Oklahoma’s Emergency Price Stabilization Act is now in effect for 16 Oklahoma counties after Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency due to the severe storms, straight line winds and flooding that started over the weekend.
The Moore branch of the Cleveland County Health Department, 424 S. Eastern, will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22, to provide tetanus shots for first responders and the public.
The health department will also be providing WIC services.
Due to widespread tornado damage and continuing severe weather conditions across Oklahoma, the State Emergency Operations Center remains activated.
The Public Assistance Program provides grants to state and local governments and certain non-profit entities to assist them with the response to and recovery from disasters.
Gov. Mary Fallin, in coordination with the United Way of Central Oklahoma, has established the OKStrong Disaster Relief Fund to assist with the long-term medical, emotional and educational needs of victims of the May 20 tornado in Moore and the May 19 tornado near Shawnee.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Oklahoma to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and tornadoes beginning May 18, 2013, and continuing.
The following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warrantedunder President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Oklahoma.
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced that HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Oklahoma in addition to resources being provided by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal partners.