Auditing the Storm: Disaster 4117 - Where Individual Assistance Went

As of June 2, Moore and Oklahoma City had been awarded the largest amounts of public assistance by FEMA.

Although millions of dollars in federal aid money began pouring into Oklahoma shortly after the spring 2013 storms, not all who asked for help received it.

The most dramatic rejection trend was for individuals: Of the 13,714 people who   were referred for help by FEMA under its “Individuals and Households Program,” nearly three-fourths were denied.

The chart below shows individual assistance by city.

City
Referrals
Eligible
Percent Eligible
Housing
Other Needs
Total Amount
Amt. Per Person
Totals 13,714 3,663 27% $10,356,938 $4,739,725 $15,096,663 $4,121
OKLAHOMA CITY 5,354 1,519 28% $3,096,412 $1,656,192 $4,752,604 $3,129
MOORE 4,887 955 20% $2,083,703 $2,000,348 $4,084,051 $4,276
EL RENO 727 217 30% $538,013 $171,903 $709,916 $3,272
NEWALLA 525 192 37% $974,119 $212,192 $1,186,311 $6,179
SHAWNEE 422 152 36% $1,302,278 $234,380 $1,536,658 $10,110
NORMAN 279 84 30% $260,390 $50,046 $310,436 $3,696
MIDWEST CITY 203 121 60% $229,397 $122,072 $351,469 $2,905
MUSTANG 131 26 20% $24,827 $18,054 $42,881 $1,649
CHOCTAW 110 29 26% $100,861 $652 $101,513 $3,500
MCLOUD 104 27 26% $96,691 $3,284 $99,975 $3,703
YUKON 101 26 26% $45,072 $5,445 $50,517 $1,943
NOBLE 90 42 47% $81,599 $14,362 $95,961 $2,285
SPENCER 79 28 35% $81,626 $39,500 $121,126 $4,326
NEWCASTLE 73 5 7% $34,750 $680 $35,430 $7,086
DEL CITY 58 22 38% $39,577 $6,963 $46,541 $2,115
CARNEY 54 16 30% $227,290 $39,153 $266,443 $16,653
HARRAH 51 15 29% $51,319 $1,736 $53,055 $3,537
HENRYETTA 41 22 54% $98,435 $25,978 $124,413 $5,655
WELLSTON 41 19 46% $118,162 $4,052 $122,214 $6,432
UNION CITY 38 11 29% $23,049 $8,233 $31,283 $2,844
BETHANY 36 14 39% $21,029 $978 $22,007 $1,572
EDMOND 33 2 6% $1,168 $185 $1,353 $676
LEXINGTON 27 7 26% $5,107 $480 $5,587 $798
PRAGUE 27 8 30% $62,801 $12,563 $75,364 $9,421
HEAVENER 24 16 67% $244,888 $17,933 $262,821 $16,426
WELEETKA 21 11 52% $85,581 $29,454 $115,036 $10,458
DEWAR 20 16 80% $126,304 $35,022 $161,326 $10,083
LUTHER 20 6 30% $80,164 $14,649 $94,813 $15,802
OKEMAH 19 14 74% $47,595 $3,779 $51,375 $3,670
JONES 15 6 40% $12,324 $1,580 $13,904 $2,317
TECUMSEH 12 5 42% $5,612 $0 $5,612 $1,122
BLANCHARD 11 1 9% $3,801 $710 $4,511 $4,511
CHANDLER 11 2 18% $2,255 $0 $2,255 $1,128
MEEKER 8 2 25% $2,993 $0 $2,993 $1,497
OKMULGEE 8 3 38% $1,932 $0 $1,932 $644
PIEDMONT 8 4 50% $39,763 $260 $40,023 $10,006
PURCELL 6 3 50% $15,712 $0 $15,712 $5,237
WARR ACRES 6 2 33% $5,592 $0 $5,592 $2,796
TRYON 5 1 20% $26,545 $0 $26,545 $26,545
CALUMET 3 - 0% $0 $0 $0 $0
HINTON 3 3 100% $5,039 $0 $5,039 $1,680
POTEAU 3 0 0% $0 $0 $0 $0
WANETTE 3 0 0% $0 $0 $0 $0
MACOMB 2 2 100% $611 $265 $876 $438
AGRA 1 0 0% $0 $0 $0 $0
ASHER 1 0 0% $0 $0 $0 $0
BOLEY 1 0 0% $0 $0 $0 $0
BYARS 1 1 100% $458 $185 $643 $643
CAMERON 1 1 100% $25,412 $0 $25,412 $25,412
DAVENPORT 1 1 100% $942 $0 $942 $942
GEARY 1 1 100% $1,093 $0 $1,093 $1,093
HODGEN 1 1 100% $21,806 $6,158 $27,964 $27,964
KONAWA 1 1 100% $2,838 $0 $2,838 $2,838
PADEN 1 0 0% $0 $0 $0 $0
SHADY POINT 1 0 0% $0 $0 $0 $0
SPIRO 1 0 0% $0 $0 $0 $0
TALIHINA 1 0 0% $0 $0 $0 $0
WASHINGTON 1 0 0% $0 $0 $0 $0
WHITESBORO 1 1 100% $0 $300 $300 $300
ARCADIA* 0 0 0% $0 $0 $0 $0
EARLSBORO* 0 0 0% $0 $0 $0 $0
MAUD* 0 0 0% $0 $0 $0 $0
NICOMA PARK* 0 0 0% $0 $0 $0 $0