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Biden approves disaster declaration

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Oklahoma to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts in areas affected by a severe winter storm beginning Feb. 8, 2021 and continuing.

The president’s action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts, which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in all 77 Oklahoma counties.

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