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2017 Disasters

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2017 DISASTERS

January 14-16 - Ice Storm in northwest Oklahoma. State of emergency declared for all 77 counties in the state prior to the storm.  February 2nd the Governor's Office requested a major disaster declaration from the federal government for 10 counties; Beaver, Beckham, Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Major, Roger Mills, Texas, Woods, and Woodward. This disaster received a Presidential Disaster Declaration (DR-4299)

March 6-9 - Wild fires across the state.  State of emergency declared for 22 counties; Alfalfa, Beaver, Blaine, Cimarron, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Grant, Harper, Kay, Kingfisher, Logan, Major, Noble, Osage, Payne, Pawnee, Roger Mills, Texas, Woods and Woodward.  Estimates to date report over 1.6 million acres burned.  This disater received a Fire Management Assistance Declaration (FM-5177).

April 28-May 2 - Massive storm delivered widespread rain, 3 tornadoes including 1 EF2 near Cameron, snow fall and high winds across much of the state.  Governor declares state of emergency for all 77 counties.  A major disaster declaration from the federal government has been requested for 18 counties.  SBA assistance to homeowners and business owners was awarded to Adair, Cherokee, Delaware, Haskell, Latimer, LeFlore, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Pittsburg, Sequoyah, and Wagoner Counties. FEMA has been approved for public assistance for Adair, Beaver, Caddo, Cherokee, Cimarron, Craig, Delaware, Dewey, Haskell, Kiowa, Linocln, Logan, Mayes, Muskogee, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pittsburg, Rogers, Sequoyah, Texas, and Washita counties.

May 16-20 - 38 tornados reported to include 3 EF2 tornadoes near Elk City, Hanna and Muskogee. Severe storms caused extensive flooding across much of the state. FEMA was approved for Public Assistance only for Alfalfa, Beckham, Cherokee, Coal, Cotton, Delaware, Johnston, LeFlore, Murray, Muskogee, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Roger Mills, and Washita counties.  Individual Assistance from SBA was approved for low-interest loans for homeowners and businesses in Beckham, Custer, Greer, Harmon, Kiowa, Roger Mills, and Washita counties.

Aug 5-6 - Four tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding impact eastern Oklahoma.  Governor declares state of emergency for Mayes, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, and Wagoner counties. SBA declaration approved for Creek, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington counties.

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