President Clinton Declares a Major Disaster Exists in the State of Oklahoma (11/27/00)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary

For                            Immediate                            Release
November 27, 2000

                         IN THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA

     The  President  today declared a major disaster exists in the State of
Oklahoma  and  ordered  Federal  aid to supplement state and local recovery
efforts  in the area struck by severe storms and flooding on October 21-29,

     The  President's  action  makes  Federal funding available to affected
individuals  in  Caddo  and  Grady  Counties,  and local governments in the
counties  of  Caddo,  Carter,  Comanche,  Cotton,  Grady, Jefferson, Kiowa,
McClain, and Tillman.

     Assistance  can  include  disaster  housing, grants, low-cost loans to
cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and
business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

     Federal  funding  also is available to eligible local governments on a
cost-sharing  basis  for  the  repair  or  replacement of public facilities
damaged  by  the  severe  storms  and  flooding.   Federal  funding is also
available on a cost share basis for hazard mitigation measures.

     James  L.  Witt,  Director  of the Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA),  named  Joe D. Bray as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal
recovery operations in the affected area.

     The Agency said that damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and
additional counties may be added after the assessments are completed.


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