Deadline Approaches for Disaster Assistance – Shawnee News-Star


Oklahoma residents affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred May 2-8 have just days left to apply for federal assistance. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 28.

Federal assistance can help eligible survivors pay for rent, home repair or replacement, and many other disaster-related needs, including vehicle repair or replacement, funeral expenses, medical expenses, or dental and other costs associated with disaster recovery.

If you have not applied for federal assistance, there are several ways to apply.

• Log on to to submit your disaster assistance request. The website is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

• Call the FEMA Helpline at 800621-3362. If you use video relay service, captioned telephone service, or other communication services, please provide FEMA with the specific number assigned to that service. Lines are open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT, seven days a week.

• Visit the Disaster Recovery Center in Seminole County. The ground floor is located at: Seminole State College David L. Boren Library Room 105 2701 Boren Blvd. Seminole, OK 74868 Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.

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