Delaware Hurricane Floyd (DR-1297)
Incident period: September 15, 1999 to September 17, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 21, 1999
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
November 5, 1999
NEW CASTLE, Del. -- New Castle County residents who suffered losses in the flooding and storm-driven rains caused by Hurricane Floyd Sept.17 have until Nov. 19 to register for most disaster assistance programs through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), according to federal and state disaster recovery officials.
November 3, 1999
NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Federal and state agencies have provided more than $2.8 million in disaster assistance following the severe storms and flooding caused by Hurricane Floyd Sept.15 through Sept. 17, officials announced today.
October 29, 1999
NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Inevitably, some people affected by the storms and floods from the hurricane will not meet the eligibility criteria of government disaster aid programs or will have unmet needs even after receiving help from these programs. For them, assistance may come from a committee of churches, non-profit agencies and state and local agencies who work on problems that may range from home repair to counseling.
October 29, 1999
NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Disaster aid passed $5 million as the FEMA/DEMA Disaster Field Office at 12 Penns Way near the New Castle County Airport prepared to close at the end of business on Friday, Oct. 29. But help will still be available for survivors of Hurricane Floyd:
October 26, 1999
NEW CASTLE, Del. -- People and businesses damaged by Hurricane Floyd may be eligible for tax refunds. The refunds may even be available this year, if the taxpayer files an amended return for 1998. The Internal Revenue Service offers a variety of assistance to disaster survivors and may allow casualty losses that were suffered on real property, home personal property and household goods to be deducted on the income tax return if they are not covered by insurance.
October 21, 1999
NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Children, whether or not they show outward signs, are affected just as adults are by the stress of a natural disaster such as Hurricane Floyd. A month after the disaster, they may still be showing its effects. Their homes were damaged - perhaps even destroyed; favorite belongings are gone; daily routine is disrupted. The trauma may remain with children for months after the incident.