Oklahoma to Request More Disaster Aid
Oklahoma officials continue to gather the data they need to request additional federal aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in response to the flooding of the Arkansas River and other recent severe weather events. Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready anticipates FEMA will approve the assistance. He says of the approximately 1.1 million dwellings in the state that have insurance, only about 14,000 structures are covered by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
“The people that I’ve talked to who were affected that had flood insurance I could probably count on two hands,” Mulready said.
RELATED: In a recent Interview, Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon warned consumers to have all documents prepared well before any natural disaster, especially before hurricane season.