President Biden approves Oklahoma emergency declaration

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OKLAHOMA (KNWA/KFTA) — President Joe Biden approved an emergency declaration for the state of Oklahoma on February 17, due to the winter storm that hit the state.

President Biden declared that an emergency exists in the state of Oklahoma and ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from the storm that began on February 8, 2021, and is continuing.
 
The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population.

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