ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR FARMERS AND RANCHERS
Information for farmers or ranchers with livestock, crop, hay, fence, equipment, or other losses is available on the following USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Public Assistance Fact Sheet:
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry recommends producers who have lost livestock should contact their County FSA as soon as possible to see if assistance may be available. County FSA contact information is available at https://offices.sc.egov.
Orphaned Calf Relief of southwest Kansas is willing to take in orphaned calves. The calves will be returned to the producer at no cost. Oklahoma cow-calf producers impacted by recent wildfires are asked to please call (405) 590-0106 as soon as possible.
FIRE MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE GRANTS SECURED
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved the state’s request for Fire Management Assistance Grants (FMAGs) for the 34 Complex Fire in Woodward County and Rhea Fire that began in Dewey County. The grants will help reimburse local governments, volunteer fire departments and other first responders for costs associated with responding to the fires. The authorization makes FEMA funding available to reimburse 75 percent of state, local and tribal government eligible firefighting costs for the designated fires. Federal fire management assistance is provided through the President’s Disaster Relief Fund.
Agencies are advised to document all costs related to equipment and supplies (including fuel), labor costs, travel and per diem, temporary repairs of damage caused by firefighting activities, mobilization and demobilization. OEM will continue to assess the need for additional federal assistance.
PRICE GOUGING STATUTE IN EFFECT
The Emergency Price Stabilization Act is in effect for the 52 counties listed in the governor’s State of Emergency executive order, which prohibits an increase of more than 10 percent for the price of goods and services after a declared emergency. Additionally, the act allows the attorney general to pursue charges against individuals or businesses that engage in price gouging.
The act is in effect for 30 days after the State of Emergency. It remains in effect for another 180 days for prices for repairs, remodeling and construction. For more information or to report a complaint, individuals are encouraged to contact the Consumer Protection Unit by phone at (405) 521-2029, or email at email@example.com.
For Oklahoma residents seeking non-emergency disaster or health and human service information, please contact your local 2-1-1. Services are available 24 hours a day by dialing 2-1-1 from your home or cellular telephone. Please only call 911 for emergencies.