The tornadoes and storms that struck Oklahoma last year left hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage. Offers of federal loans were made to more than 900 victims, but not all saw the loan offers as a good deal.
An independent expenditure group that paid for television ads opposing State Superintendent Janet Barresi in last month’s primary has not filed required spending reports with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission. Little is known about the group, but an Oklahoma Watch investigation reveals who is running it.
Auditing the Storm: More than half of the federal relief funds tied to Disaster 4117 are in the form of community grants. But there are conditions and deadlines, and residents may have opinions on how to spend the money.
Auditing the Storm: Federal disaster aid that pays for home storm shelters, weather radios, sirens and other preventive projects were not available to Moore, Norman and other affected areas after the 2013 storms.