Earthquake Assistance Request For Oklahoma

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is requesting a federal disaster declaration in the wake of a series of earthquakes that have rumbled through the state in recent weeks.
Governor  Fallin made the formal request on Tuesday to help individuals, families and businesses in Lincoln and Pottawatomie counties.
Early damage estimates show that nearly 200 homes and businesses in those two counties were damaged.
If approved, the Federal Emergency Management Agency program will provide grants and low-interest loans to homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the quake.
The 5.6 magnitude quake that struck Oklahoma November 5, 2011 was the strongest ever recorded in the state.