Custer County, and 15 others, have been added to the original 13 counties listed in FEMA DR-4575- OK.
“We just got notice from the governor’s office Custer County now is included in the winter disaster, making us eligible to be reimbursed for expenses such debris clearing and generator time,” Custer County Emergency Management Director Mike Galloway said.
Galloway said other expenses related to the disaster also can be included. He is notifying city and county officials to inform them of this update.
The rare October ice storm produced nearly 2 inches of ice in some areas, left hundreds of thousands without power and caused millions of dollars in damages.
Damage assessments for some area are ongoing, so more counties may be added to the declaration at a later date.
Currently, counties eligible for FEMA reimbursement are: Alfalfa, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Cleveland, Comanche, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Grady, Grant, Jackson, Kay, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Lincoln, Logan, Major, McClain, Noble, Oklahoma, Pawnee Payne, Pottawatomie, Roger Mills, Stephens, Tillman and Washita.