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April 19th-20th, 2023, Tornados

Oklahoma Severe Storms, Straight Line Winds, and Tornadoes, April 2023

In April of 2023, Oklahomans we impacted by severe storms which caused several tornadoes in the central parts of Oklahoma. Many of those individuals and families are still struggling to recover today from the 2022 storms that swept through.

If you were impacted by the April 2023 storms, you may have disaster related civil legal issues. Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Indian Legal Services provide free civil legal services to eligible disaster survivors. More information can be given through the LASO Disaster Hotline or by applying online.

Legal Aid Disaster Hotline: 888-602-8494

  • FEMA Appeals and Recoupments
  • Titles and Proof of Ownership Issues
  • Foreclosure Prevention
  • Eviction
  • Family Law
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Disability Applications
  • Insurance Claims and Coverage
  • Contractor Fraud

*For more information on the topics listed above, click here.

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. (LASO) is a nonprofit that maintains a legal services unit devoted to providing free civil legal services to those experiencing civil legal issues due to the storms. These services are free to income eligible survivors.

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
3800 North Classen Blvd, Suite 230
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

  • Title/land issues
  • Lost documents
  • Wills, Powers Of Attorney, Advanced Directives, and Probates
  • Indian Child Welfare Issues 

*For more information on the topics listed above, click here.

Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, Inc. (OILS) is a nonprofit organization that offers free services to eligible low-income tribal members who are enrolled in one of Oklahoma’s Federally recognized tribes. If you are an enrolled member of a Federally recognized tribe and are seeking disaster legal assistance, please click here to visit the OILS page for further information.

Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, Inc.
4200 Perimeter Center Dr, Ste 222
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Common Legal Issues After a Disaster and Tips to Avoid Them

Important Updates

Federal Declaration Approved DR-4706-OK

Three Oklahoma counties; McClain, Cleveland, and Pottawatomie, are designated for Individual Assistance.

McClain and Pottawatomie are also designated for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B) under the Public Assistance program.

Oklahoma Survivors in McClain, Cleveland, and Pottawatomie Counties Can Apply for Possible FEMA Assistance |

Individuals and business owners in McClain, Cleveland, and Pottawatomie counties who were impacted by the April 19 tornadoes and severe storms may now qualify for disaster aid through a FEMA Individual Assistance disaster declaration. The assistance will help with housing repairs or temporary housing, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest loans for individuals and businesses to repair or replace damaged property, and grants for serious needs and necessary disaster expenses not met by other programs.

To apply for disaster assistance, individuals may apply online at, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or apply in person at one of the Disaster Recovery Centers listed below.


Disaster Recovery Centers are now open.

Pottawatomie County

130 N Louisa Ave
Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801

10AM-7PM Monday-Saturday

Mcclain County

26887 Main St
Cole, Oklahoma 73010

10AM-7PM Monday-Saturday

Cleveland County

15601 E Etowah Rd
Noble, Oklahoma 73068

8:30AM-7:30PM Mon,Tues,Thurs,Fri, & Sat

8:30AM-3PM Wednesday


Apply for FEMA:

Residents can apply online at, by calling 800-621-3362, or by using the FEMA mobile app. If you use video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA your number for that service.

What to Expect After Applying for FEMA Assistance |


Apply for SBA:

Survivors can contact an SBA customer service representative via email at or by phone at 800-659-2955 for help applying. Survivors can also apply online at Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call 800-877-8339.


Additional Resources

Common Legal Issues After Disaster & Tips To Avoid Them

Prepare – Oklahoma Disaster Legal Help

Legal Aid Disaster Resource Center

Heartland Flood and Wildfire Help


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