Logan County is one of 18 counties that the state of Oklahoma is requesting for a major disaster declaration from the federal government following the Thanksgiving ice storm.
Gov. Mary Fallin made the announcement on Thursday.
Logan County Emergency Manager David Ball says if the assistance is approved from the Nov. 25 ice storm, federal funding would be available to assist cities, towns, counties and rural electric cooperatives.
“This particular assistance would not include individuals,” Ball said.
Preliminary assessments show the storm caused nearly $20 million in damages and response costs across the state. Ball says Logan County’s estimated cost of damages is approximately $150,000 at the present time.
More than 125,000 homes and businesses were left in the dark with power outages across the state.
Counties included in the request are Alfalfa, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Grady, Grant, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Logan, Major, Oklahoma, Roger Mills, Washita and Woods.