On June 4, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan will travel to Oklahoma with Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence. They will meet with first responders and citizens in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area as these communities continue to respond to the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that has ravaged the region over the past month. During the trip, the Vice President, Second Lady and Acting Secretary will visit a food bank that provided support to disaster survivors, meet with individuals impacted by the flooding and speak with local government officials about the ongoing recovery efforts.
The visit follows the President’s declaration of a Major Disaster for the State of Oklahoma after the City of Tulsa and surrounding areas experienced the worst flooding in more than three decades. The declaration provides assistance to individuals with disaster-related losses. Federal assistance for statewide hazard mitigation, debris removal and emergency protective measures are also available in impacted areas.