OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Kevin Stitt on Tuesday announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved the state's request for disaster assistance for 41 counties related to flooding and severe weather that occurred May 7 to June 9, including Lincoln and Pottawatomie Counties.

The approval means federal funding is available to assist municipalities, counties, rural electric cooperatives, and the state with infrastructure repairs and costs associated with responding to the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding.

Damage assessments indicate the storm caused more than $22 million in infrastructure damage, debris and response costs. Additional counties will be added to the public assistance declaration request at a later date as damages are verified.

Individual assistance has also been approved for Pottawatomie County.