Senator Mullin Tours Storm Damage in Claremore, Visits with Local Leadership

U.S. Senator Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) released the following statement after traveling to Claremore on Wednesday to tour tornado recovery efforts and meet with locals:

“It’s heartbreaking to once again see the destruction left in the wake of the devastating storms that occurred in late May,” said Sen. Mullin. “Recovery is all hands-on deck, as neighbors are assisting neighbors and living out the Oklahoma Standard in real time. I want to thank John Feary, Claremore City Manager and Dan DeLozier, Rogers County Commissioner for their time and their leadership as their communities work to rebuild. I remain confident these communities will build back stronger.”

“I also want to thank Annie Vest and her team at Oklahoma Emergency Management (OEM) for their efforts to ensure this tornado qualified for FEMA assistance for residents and business owners,” Mullin continued. “It’s imperative the federal government steps in to assist these communities, and it is clear to all that there has been enough damage to do so.”

”The City of Claremore is blessed to have such an amazing federal delegation supporting us through the tornado recovery,” said John Feary, Claremore City Manager. “Senator Markwayne Mullin was one of the very first to reach out to us and he and his staff have been instrumental in ensuring the citizens of Claremore have every opportunity to be made whole through this process. Thank you Sen. Mullin for visiting Claremore today and spending time surveying the damage and engaging with your Rogers Co. constituents. We are blessed to have honorable men like you representing Oklahoma”.

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Over 850 homes were damaged in Claremore and over 500 in the county with the worst destruction between Rogers and Mayes Counties.