Gov. Mark Parkinson sent the request Thursday to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s regional office. Preliminary damage assessments put the cost in excess of $18.6 million across 62 counties.
Then-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius declared a state disaster emergency for the counties at the time. Assistance would cover debris removal, infrastructure repair and funds for the statewide hazard mitigation program.
Among the hardest hit counties were Butler, Cowley and Greenwood.
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