FEMA http://kgou.org en Defrauding FEMA May Cost Seven Times The Amount Taken http://kgou.org/post/defrauding-fema-may-cost-seven-times-amount-taken <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;A Mannford woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to committing fraud in order to receive more than $31,000 in federal disaster payments.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 23:17:28 +0000 Associated Press 28500 at http://kgou.org Defrauding FEMA May Cost Seven Times The Amount Taken States, Lawmakers Want Feds To Use New Math For FEMA Calculations http://kgou.org/post/states-lawmakers-want-feds-use-new-math-fema-calculations It's no question the weather's been brutal for some communities, including Washington, Ill., a town of 15,000 in the central part of the state. When a tornado <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/11/17/245817868/tornadoes-in-illinois-cause-severe-damage" target="_blank">ripped through the area</a> last November three people died and more than a thousand homes were damaged.<p>Displaced residents recently filled the pews at a local church for a town meeting. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:51:39 +0000 Cheryl Corley 26873 at http://kgou.org States, Lawmakers Want Feds To Use New Math For FEMA Calculations State Audits Reveal FEMA Ripped Off http://kgou.org/post/state-audits-reveal-fema-ripped <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Two state audits say that one commissioner's district in Rogers County over billed the Federal Emergency Management Agency by $250,000 and submitted a false invoice for $36,000.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 23:02:22 +0000 Associated Press 26573 at http://kgou.org State Audits Reveal FEMA Ripped Off FEMA Approves More Aid, Already Tops $25 Million http://kgou.org/post/fema-approves-more-aid-already-tops-25-million <p></p><p>Gov. Mary&nbsp;Fallin&nbsp;says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved public assistance for 16 counties hit by May storms that brought tornadoes and flooding to Oklahoma.</p><p>Fallin&nbsp;said FEMA approved the request on Friday that she submitted Wednesday.</p><p>The storms caused an estimated $40 million in uninsured infrastructure losses, and debris removal and response costs.</p><p>FEMA says disaster assistance for the state now tops $25 million dollars.</p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:14:08 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Associated Press 8782 at http://kgou.org FEMA Approves More Aid, Already Tops $25 Million Why Oklahoma’s Priority Is Storm Shelters For Individuals, Not Safe Rooms For Schools http://kgou.org/post/why-oklahoma-s-priority-storm-shelters-individuals-not-safe-rooms-schools <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Seven children were killed at an&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57585970/kids-teachers-from-destroyed-okla-school-reunite/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="CBS link">elementary school in Moore</a>&nbsp;when a massive tornado tore through the area last month.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">And the disaster has led to questions about why Oklahoma used previous federal disaster money to build more than 10,000 storm shelters in homes, but only 85 in public schools.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Getting the answer means going back to another major storm, on May 3rd, 1999, and another state.</p><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:02:49 +0000 Logan Layden 8218 at http://kgou.org Why Oklahoma’s Priority Is Storm Shelters For Individuals, Not Safe Rooms For Schools Moore Debris Removal: 56,550 Tons And Counting http://kgou.org/post/moore-debris-removal-56550-tons-and-counting <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Moore City Manager Steve Eddy says more than 56,000 tons of debris have been removed from neighborhoods in Moore as the city reaches the one-month mark since a deadly tornado carved through the&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;City suburb on May 20.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:48:29 +0000 Associated Press 8128 at http://kgou.org Moore Debris Removal: 56,550 Tons And Counting