Federal Disaster Assistance For Woodward Denied
KSCB News - April 22, 2012 5:04 pm
Governor Mary Fallin’s office says her
request for federal assistance to individuals and businesses
affected by a tornado that killed six in Woodward has been denied.
A news release on Friday said that Fallin will now ask the U.S.
Small Business Administration for a disaster declaration for
The Sunday morning tornado left three girls 10 and younger and
three men dead.
Preliminary damage assessments found the storm affected 224
homes and businesses in the county. Of those, 73 were destroyed, 22
had major damage and 21 had minor damage.
An SBA disaster declaration would provide for low interest
disaster loans for renters, homeowners and business owners to
repair or replace property damaged by the severe weather if it is
not covered by insurance or other assistance programs.