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Governors Press Release 6-29-16

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Governor Mary Fallin Requests Major Disaster Declaration for June Flooding

June 29, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced the state of Oklahoma is requesting a major disaster declaration from the federal government related to the severe storms and flooding that began June 11.

Fallin requested individual assistance for homeowners, renters and business owners in three counties: Caddo, Comanche and Garvin.

Preliminary assessments indicate 290 homes and businesses were damaged, including 124 that sustained major damage or were destroyed.

The storm also resulted in numerous road closures and dangerous travel conditions in some areas, as well as more than 150 water rescues by Oklahoma Highway Patrol and local fire and police. Two deaths are attributed to the flooding.

If approved, additional counties may be added to the request at a later date should conditions warrant.