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August 31, 2013

HUD gives Oklahoma nearly $37 million for tornado recovery

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NORMAN —

“We’re so impressed with everything that the mayor and the governor and the state have done,” Trevino said. “It is your strength and your resilience that we’re all going to take strength from.”

Lewis said Moore set up a 13-person committee to determine how the money should best be used.

“We’re going to use this money to develop the town and to redevelop it,” Lewis said.

Input from Moore residents will be a key part of the recovery dialogue and the resulting decisions.

“Today’s HUD announcement of additional relief funding is one that brings hope to thousands of Oklahomans whose homes and businesses were destroyed by the horrific tornadoes in May,” Cole said. “While there were numerous communities affected, my hometown of Moore saw the most widespread damage and the rebuilding efforts ahead are understandably more challenging there.”

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