Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Henry Seeks Federal Aid For Flood Victims

Governor Henry today asked the White House to approve federal disaster assistance for Oklahoma County residents impacted by last week’s flooding and severe storms that left one dead and hundreds of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed.

Henry's request for individual assistance comes after Department of Emergency Management surveys showed 221 homes were damaged by the June 14 record rainfall. Only two percent of the structures were insured through the National Flood Insurance Program. Flood damage is not covered by homeowners insurance. The primary reason for the low insurance coverage is most of the homes that sustained damage are located outside an identified flood zone.

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