Gov. Mary Fallin today applauded the Oklahoma Legislature for passing a bill transferring $45 million from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to the Emergency Fund.
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As recovery efforts for the Moore tornado begin to unfold, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is working collaboratively with USDA-APHIS Veterinary Services to continue to provide support for pet and livestock owners affected by the storm.
This week, Oklahomans are once again demonstrating their strength and generosity in the aftermath of the tornadoes that have impacted our state. Without a doubt these services and products will make a huge difference in the lives of residents at a time of special need.
Feed The Children, the largest nonprofit in the state of Oklahoma, is making three more deliveries of relief supplies on Thursday to tornado victims in Moore, Little Axe and Carney.
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority is encouraging SoonerCare (Oklahoma Medicaid) members to call the SoonerCare Helpline if they need assistance with their medical benefits following the recent tornadoes.
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is hosting a training tomorrow (Thursday, May 23) from 9-11 a.m., and 1-3 p.m., for licensed mental health professionals interested in volunteering in the tornado disaster zone.
The state Senate voted Wednesday to direct $45 million from the state Rainy Day Fund for immediate tornado disaster relief. Senate Bill 249, passed unanimously in the Senate, directs funds to the Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management to aid recovery efforts in affected communities.
The Cleveland County Health Department reports numerous food vendors have set up in the Moore area to offer free food or food for purchase for residents, volunteers and officials working the areas of devastation.
Due to widespread tornado damage, the State Emergency Operations Center remains activated – although at reduced levels.
Tyson Foods is providing disaster relief support in Oklahoma in the aftermath of Monday’s devastating tornado.