Delaware Hurricane Floyd (DR-1297)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
October 21, 1999
NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Even though the flood waters have receded in Delaware, many people who suffered losses - especially children and the elderly - continue to ride an emotional wave. "The September floods have caused much personal suffering and loss for those who are particularly vulnerable," said David Ciamaricone, director of the Delaware Mobile Crisis Intervention Center. "We are actively working to assist children, the elderly, disadvantaged persons and those who are traditionally underserved in these next few months."
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.
October 18, 1999
NEW CASTLE, Del. New Castle County residents who suffered losses in the flooding and storm-driven rains caused by Hurricane Floyd Sept. 15-17 have only one more month to register -- Nov. 19 is the last day -- for most disaster assistance programs, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials.
October 17, 1999
NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Home Depot stores have joined with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to encourage area homeowners, particularly those affected by Hurricane Floyd, to build smarter and safer. Five Home Depot stores, three in Delaware and two in Pennsylvania, will distribute advice on elevating and floodproofing utilities.
October 16, 1999
NEW CASTLE, Del. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have provided disaster assistance of more than $2 million for 367 housing and related needs as a result of the severe storms and flooding that occurred between Sept. 15-17 as a result of Hurricane Floyd.
October 13, 1999
NEW CASTLE, Del. -- If you receive a check for damages or losses sustained by Hurricane Floyd, use care in determining how the check is spent. Steven Adukaitis, federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), advises individuals to keep receipts to show how federal funds were spent because FEMA may conduct random audits at any time during the next three years. Some recipients of checks may be unclear about how the check is to be used. A letter of explanation follows or precedes the issuance of all checks.
Incident period: September 15, 1999 to September 17, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 21, 1999