**Notice: If you have been impacted by the February 2021 Winter Storm and reside in an undeclared county, please report your damages with pictures immediately to www.damage.ok.gov Doing so helps additional counties get added to the Individual Assistance Declaration.**
On February 24, 2021 Oklahoma was approved for Declaration FEMA-4587-DR for the Severe Winter Storm during the incident period of February 8-20, 2021. This Declaration approved Public Assistance for 77 counties in Oklahoma. This Declaration also approved FEMA Individual Assistance for the following counties: Canadian, Carter, Cherokee, Comanche, Cotton, Hughes, Jefferson, Le Flore, McIntosh, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Pittsburg, Stephens, Tulsa, and Wagoner.
- Public Assistance covers emergency work and repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities. This covers FEMA Category B, which will cover costs for emergency shelters and other emergency repairs that include Public Emergency Protective Measures such as repair of public water lines.
- FEMA Individuals and Households Program (IHP) provides financial and direct services to eligible individuals and households affected by a disaster, who have uninsured or under-insured necessary expenses and serious needs. IHP assistance is not a substitute for insurance and cannot compensate for all losses caused by a disaster. The assistance is intended to meet your basic needs and supplement disaster recovery efforts.
- Examples of significant damage include flooding and water damage inside the home from broken pipes, roof damage or roof collapse, major damage to HVAC systems and electrical systems, sewage backups, long-term water outages, or other issues.
- Additional IHP information can be found by following this link: https://www.fema.gov/assistance/individual/program
- If you are in a declared county and have been impacted by this storm event, please report your damages through the website disasterassistance.gov, or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Please remember to take pictures and keep good records of damages and their estimated costs. If any Tribal Citizens need help or know of someone who needs help documenting and reporting their damages, please contact Jaclyn McCasland at 405-247-2448×1173 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you are in an undeclared county and have been impacted by this storm event, please report damages through damage.ok.gov and include pictures of the damage. It is extremely important that you report your damages immediately because FEMA will be using www.damage.ok.gov as a tool to justify adding additional counties to the Individual Assistance Declaration. Be sure to keep pictures and good records for possible future assistance. If any Tribal Citizens need help or know of someone who needs help documenting and reporting their damages, please contact Jaclyn McCasland at 405-247-2448×1173 or email@example.com
- If you have lost livestock during this storm, there is the Livestock Indemnity Program through USDA which provide payments equal to 75% of average fair market value for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather. More information available at farmers.gov Livestock loss must have a notice filed within 30 calendar days from loss was first apparent. Please see additional information attached.