Aerial Flooding

Homes are flooded near South 145th West Avenue near Oklahoma 51 on the Arkansas River on May 30. TOM GILBERT/Tulsa World

Disaster recovery centers to assist those seeking weather disaster-related assistance opened Friday in Sand Springs and Fort Gibson.

Manned by state and federal agencies, the centers provide services for those suffering losses in recent weeks from flooding, tornadoes and high straight winds.

Specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management will be on site to answer questions and help with applications.

The centers are at the Case Community Center, 1050 W. Wekiwa Road, Sand Springs, and Fort Gibson High School, 500 S. Ross St., Fort Gibson.

Also, 2nd District Congressman Markwayne Mullin and representatives from the U.S. and Oklahoma Departments of Agriculture, the Small Business Administration, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Oklahoma Emergency Management Agency will meet with farmers at 9 a.m. Monday at the Spiro Community Center, 19400 AES Road.

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Randy has been with the Tulsa World since 1979. He is a native of Hinton, Okla., and graduate of Oklahoma State University. Krehbiel primarily covers government and politics. Phone: 918-581-8365

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