Welcome to the official website for Comanche County Government. Here you will find information on many programs and services, as well as subjects of interest to residents and visitors. We are here to offer assistance in making Comanche County a great place to live, work and play.
After a request from the State of Oklahoma Emergency Management (OEM), FEMA decided to extend the deadline individuals have to begin a claim with FEMA for Individual Assistance. They have moved the deadline from July 27th, to August 26th, 2015. This is in part due to the State and FEMA still conducting damage assessments and the possibility of new county's being added to the disaster declaration. By extending the deadline, individuals now have more time to begin a claim with FEMA under this disaster (which includes damage that occured between May 5th, 2015 and June 4th, 2015). It also helps counties that were added to the declaration on a later date so their survivors can register with FEMA. If you register a claim with FEMA before August 26th, 2015, FEMA will continue to work on your claim until everything is settled. You can appeal any decision FEMA makes on your claim.
Flood Survivors Last Chance to Visit DRC
Time is counting down as we enter the last week before the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) leaves Comanche County. The DRC is set to leave on July 18, and that means flood survivors will lose their opportunity to talk to a Federal Emergency Management Agency representative face to face.
The DRC is a valuable tool for flood survivors, giving them a one stop shop for everything related to their FEMA claim. Survivors can visit the center and take care of everything, from registration to denial letters, in just on building. The center can also provide tools for the disabled to ensure they can take care of their claim with ease. For the survivors who do not qualify for FEMA aid, the DRC also has Small Business Administration (SBA) representatives to help individuals fill out and receive a low interest loan. So far, over 500 flood survivors have registered with FEMA, but far less than that have visited the DRC.
Before the DRC leaves, be sure to register a claim with FEMA. Survivors have until July 27 to register for this disaster, which took place between May 5 and June 4. Once registered, their claim will remain in the FEMA system until it is complete. Survivors can always appeal any decision FEMA makes indefinitely. Survivors should also speak with FEMA representatives to understand how their claim will be handled after the DRC leaves. Finally, survivors who received a denial letter from FEMA should go to the DRC to discuss the reason for the denial. The representatives there can help you appeal the decision, or give you other options for receiving aid.
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