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

October 12, 1999
News Release
NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Many Delaware residents live under a threat they have not protected themselves against. A number of those same people are now in debt because they did not protect themselves. In New Castle County alone, approximately 10,000 people live in areas of high flood risk, according to a county study. Yet only 1,422 flood insurance policies have been taken out in the entire county.
October 12, 1999
News Release
NEW CASTLE, Del. Thursday is the last day for people who sustained losses or damage as a result of the recent flooding and wind-driven rain during Hurricane Floyd to visit face-to-face with personnel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Hours of operation at the site, located at the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Hall, 2111 West Newport Pike, Wilmington, are from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
October 8, 1999
News Release
NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Seventeen days after the declaration on Sept. 21 by President Bill Clinton, disaster relief passed $1 million in New Castle County. This total includes $511,899 in grants for disaster housing, $34,585 for individual and family grants and $573,500 for U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest loans. The process of recovery is being moved along by new technology across the board:
October 7, 1999
News Release
NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Checks totaling more than $700,000 have been approved for survivors of Hurricane Floyd in New Castle County. This amount includes $299,790 from FEMA for disaster housing and $381,600 from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for low-interest loans. Another $20,000 is being disbursed by the Individual and Family Grant program, which is managed by the state of Delaware. Some recipients of checks following Hurricane Floyd may be unclear about how the check is to be used. A letter of explanation follows or precedes the issuance of all checks.
October 5, 1999
News Release
NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Thursday is the last day for people who sustained losses or damage as a result of the recent flooding and wind-driven rain during Hurricane Floyd to visit the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Wilmington, federal and state disaster recovery officials said today.
October 4, 1999
News Release
NEW CASTLE, Del. -- As people rebuild from flooding and wind-driven rain caused by Hurricane Floyd, many storm victims will seek contractors to help in the process. Most contractors are reputable, hard working individuals. Some people, however, try to take advantage of urgent repair needs in the wake of a disaster. Do not be a victim twice. "Be especially alert for door-to-door solicitors who hand out make-shift flyers and ask for large cash deposits or advance payments in full," Sean Mulhern, Gov. Thomas Carper's authorized representative, said.

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