The Oklahoma Department of Emergency management and FEMA say state and federal assistance for those impacted by the Creek County wildfire has already reached more than $3 million.
Those figures include nearly $2.9 million in Housing Assistance and more than $207,000 in Other Needs Assistance to eligible residents. This approved amount includes maximum grants of $31,400 each to 74 qualified applicants since the Aug. 22 presidential disaster declaration.
As of Tuesday, Aug. 28, nearly 370 individuals and families have registered with FEMA.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering disaster loans to repair, replace damaged real estate, personal property and business assets not covered by insurance or other aid.
For small businesses only, SBA offers disaster loans to cover working capital needs caused by the disaster. Up to $200,000 is available to homeowners to repair, replace primary homes; up to $40,000 is available to homeowners and renters to repair/replace personal property; and, up to $2 million is available to businesses for physical and, or economic losses.
For information on SBA disaster loans, call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY 1-800-977-8339) or online at www.sba.gov
To register for assistance or check on the status of an application, residents can either go online to www.disasterassistance.gov
, use web-enabled phones at m.fema.gov or the FEMA app, or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. If you use 711 Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. FEMA phone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week; multilingual operators are available.
For more information on Oklahoma disaster recovery, click on www.fema.gov/disaster/4078