Disaster declaration sought for Oklahoma Counties

Could help 4 counties recover from storm damage
Disaster declaration sought for Oklahoma Counties

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and the Cherokee Nation are asking the U.S. Small Business Administration for a disaster declaration for some northeastern Oklahoma residents affected by tornadoes, severe storms and strong winds on Nov. 30.

If approved, the request filed Monday would provide low-interest loans for homeowners, renters, and business owners in Cherokee County, Oklahoma to repair or replace uninsured property that was damaged.

Approval of the request would also make residents in the contiguous counties of Adair, Delaware, and Sequoyah eligible for the assistance.

Fallin says damage assessments found more than 90 Cherokee County Oklahoma homes and businesses affected by the storm.

The storms were part of a system that also produced tornadoes in Missouri and Illinois.

Fallin previously declared a state of emergency for 12 counties in the area.