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Commissioners sign Emergancy Disaster Proclamation

May 30, 2013

During the Monday, May 27th, meeting of the Pushmataha County Commissioners, the Commissioners, Michael A. Brittingham, Jimmy Long, and Jerry Duncan; signed an Emergency Disaster Proclamation for Pushmataha County.

This proclamation will allow the county to request assistance from FEMA to help our county recover from costs due to the flooding, high winds and power outages that hit our county last week and caused considerable damage to public and private properties.

The proclamation states that “Immediate attention is required to protect public health, reduce further damage, insure public safety and render emergency relief.”

Officials also plan on filing for reimbursements for privet citizens and businesses to help recover their losses associated with the incident.

FEMA will not help individuals recover losses if said individual has insurance. They might, however, if your insurance provider does not cover the item or it has been denied.

FEMA will be sending a Damage Assessment Team to the area in the following weeks to assess the area’s damage and needs. No guarantee is made on how long it will take because teams are backed up dealing with the Moore and Stillwater areas who got hit with tornadoes last week.

If you have not reported damages, please do so by contacting Randy Janoe, Pushmataha County Emergency Manager, at 580-298-0288.

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