The Norman Transcript

June 11, 2013

Fallin asks to extend disaster declaration

Associated Press
The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is asking the federal government to extend a major disaster declaration that was initially issued after the May 20 tornado that ripped through Moore and killed 24 people.

Fallin on Monday asked the declaration be expanded to include tornadoes, flooding and severe storms in central Oklahoma from May 28 through June 2. She also requested the disaster declaration be expanded to include Canadian County, where a tornado touched down on May 31.

More than 538 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed from May 28 through June 2.