OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The White House has denied a request from the state of Oklahoma for individual assistance for those affected by a series of earthquakes earlier this month.
Gov. Mary Fallin said Wednesday she's disappointed and will consider other options, including a potential request for U.S. Small Business Administration assistance for homeowners and
Fallin asked for individual assistance on Nov. 22 for those impacted by earthquakes that began Nov. 5. A 5.6 magnitude quake felt in Oklahoma and several other states buckled a highway and damaged a tower at St. Gregory's University in Shawnee.
Fallin says nearly 200 homes and businesses have confirmed damage and she believes individual assistance is justified.