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June 17, 2019
NR DR-4438-OK 009
Oklahoma City, OK – Housing inspectors and Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have hit the streets in 21 Oklahoma counties to help disaster survivors get connected with potential assistance.
The visits are currently taking place in Canadian, Cherokee, Creek, Delaware, Kay, Le Flore, Logan, Mayes, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Payne, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington counties, all of them declared for FEMA Individual Assistance for the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding between May 7 and June 9, 2019.
As additional counties get designated for Individual Assistance, the housing inspectors and DSA Teams will move into those areas.
Inspections occur once survivors register with FEMA. They are an essential part of the recovery process for survivors who need to make their homes livable again or have serious personal property loss. Homeowners and renters should make sure their contact information is up to date and have access to a telephone. They will need to have a photo ID and proof of ownership or a lease.
Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams go door to door in affected areas to answer questions about the types of help available, help survivors apply for state and federal assistance, update an applicant’s contact information and help with referrals to whole community partners. Team members wear blue FEMA shirts.
DSA Team members and housing inspectors have photo IDs. Survivors should ask to see them.
Those who had damage should contact their insurance agent before registering for FEMA assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Applicants may also call 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
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