Virginia Tropical Storm Dennis and Tornadoes (DR-1290)

Incident period: August 27, 1999 to September 13, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 6, 1999

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 7, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports Tropical Storm Dennis made landfall on Sept. 4 at Cedar Island in Carteret County, North Carolina. After numerous days of pounding the Outer Banks with heavy rain and high winds, he system moved inland in a northwest direction across interior sections of the North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. The remnants of Dennis continue to affect Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey with periods of locally heavy rain.
September 6, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid was made available today for tornado victims in the city of Hampton under a major disaster declaration issued for Virginia by President Clinton, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).