Oklahoma granted $10 million by Labor Department to help clean-up efforts

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May 31, 2013


By Megan Busse

OKLAHOMA CITY,Oklahoma: The U.S. Department of Labor will award $10 million in emergency grants to help clean up following the mid-May tornadoes that devastated parts of Oklahoma. Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie counties will be eligible for the grants.[1]

Risk Management Solutions Inc. estimated $3.5 billion worth of insured losses, including 20,000 damaged buildings and between 4,000 and 5,000 completely destroyed buildings. They did not include car insurance losses in their figures.[2]

The grants will go to the state Commerce Department, with $5 million immediately available. The remainder will be released as the state meets federal guidelines.[1]