Business and Economy
6:09 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Fallin Requests Federal Disaster Aid

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has requested a federal disaster declaration due to the late February snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow and brought heavy winds across much of northwestern Oklahoma.

If the request is granted, federal funding would become available to cities, counties and rural electric cooperatives for repairs and other costs associated with their response to the storm.

The request covers a roughly triangular group of 17 counties from Ellis County eastward to Kay County _ then back westward to Beckham County. Fallin's office says the storm caused $7.5 million in damage in that area and that the request could be expanded to include additional counties.