Last Updated: Tuesday, December 9, 2014

FEMA continues natural disaster recovery efforts in Oklahoma


Natural disaster recovery efforts are still under way, a year-and-a-half after tornadoes ripped through central Oklahoma, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has mentioned in the press release issued on December 8, 2014.

FEMA has awarded natural disaster recovery efforts totaling nearly $7 million to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management.

The recovery effort will fund the repair and replacement of numerous educational structures damaged and destroyed by the tornadoes.

Nearly $3.5 million will cover the rebuilding of several facilities on the Canadian Valley Technology Center main campus in El Reno whereas more than $3.3 million has been awarded for Moore Public School District as reimbursement for construction of Briarwood Elementary School, Plaza Towers Elementary School and Highland East Junior High School.

These natural disaster recovery efforts bring the total amount of federal disaster public assistance to more than $45 million for emergency protective measures, debris removal, and infrastructure repair and replacement, FEMA has added.

FEMA had awarded $637,349 in preparedness grants to Oklahoma in September 2014. US President Obama had declared major disaster in Oklahoma after devastating tornado in 2013.

News Source: http://www.fema.gov

Original post: Natural Disasters List December 9, 2014