State requesting individual assistance from FEMA for those affected by storms

May 20, 2024 | Headlines

Kay County has tentatively completed damage assessments in collaboration with Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Weather Service, and Oklahoma Emergency Management. 

These assessments include damage caused by flooding, straight-line winds, and tornadoes that affected our area between April 26 and May 9 of this year.

The State has requested Individual Assistance from FEMA for those affected in Kay County after assessing the total damages.

Description of IA per FEMA: 

“INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE: Helps survivors directly to assist those who have uninsured or under-insured necessary expenses and serious needs. The assistance is meant to return a home to a safe, sanitary and functional residence. Please note, federal assistance cannot duplicate the benefits provided by other sources, such as insurance, and cannot pay for all losses caused by a disaster.”

If approved by FEMA, individuals who have incurred and reported damages during the aforementioned dates will receive information from FEMA on the next steps to take. Attached is some information that FEMA may request from individual homeowners. 

Per OEM: 

The state has requested the following add-on counties for this disaster (DR-4776):

-FEMA Individual Assistance for Kay, Lincoln, Okfuskee, Pottawatomie, and Washington counties.

-The state submitted a request on May 19 to add Kay, Lincoln, Okfuskee, Pottawatomie, and Washington counties to the disaster declaration. In these five counties, a total of 207 homes were damaged as a result of the storms.

For additional information, please see: 

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4776
https://www.fema.gov/…/individual-assistance-vs-public…