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President Obama Declares Oklahoma Emergency, 6-23-09

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       June 23, 2009

The President today declared an emergency exists in the State of Oklahoma and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local response efforts in the area struck by record snow and near record snow during the period of March 27-28, 2009.

The President's action makes Federal funding available to the State and eligible local governments in the counties of Beaver, Ellis, Woods, and Woodward. 

Assistance is available to State and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures that were undertaken to save lives and protect public health, safety and property over a continuous 48-hour period during or proximate to the incident period.

W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Douglas G. Mayne as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected area. 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  FEMA (202) 646-4600.