Biden declared Oklahoma a natural disaster zone due to bad weather
US President Joe Biden has declared a natural disaster in Oklahoma due to snowfall, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the White House.
Last week, the American leader took a similar step, taking into account the situation in the state of Texas.
“Today, President Joseph Biden announced the presence of a natural disaster in the state of Oklahoma and ordered federal assistance to support recovery at the state, local and tribal levels in areas affected by severe snowstorms from February 8 to 20, 2021,” the statement said.
The funds are allocated for temporary housing and repairs to affected homes, loans to cover uninsured property, and other programs that help individuals and business owners cope with the consequences of a natural disaster.
Earlier, the United States was literally shackled by an abnormal cold, the situation is overshadowed by heavy snowfalls. It was reported that about 300 thousand residents of Texas lost their electricity due to bad weather.