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 3, 1999
News Release
NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Disaster recovery teams are now in the field inspecting homes and businesses damaged in the recent flooding, according to Sean Mulhern with the Delaware Department of Emergency Management and Steven Adukaitis with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Individuals who have applied for disaster assistance can expect to hear from several different inspectors within the coming weeks.
October 2, 1999
News Release
NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Victims of Hurricane Floyd should return their loan applications from the Small Business Administration (SBA) quickly - even if they do not want a loan. Homeowners and renters must send this application back before they can be considered for a grant from the state of Delaware. Most applicants will receive a packet containing the SBA loan application within two weeks of teleregistration.
September 30, 1999
News Release
NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Time is running out 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.
September 25, 1999
News Release
NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Disaster programs of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are designed to provide people a safe place to live, and to help individuals and businesses begin the process of recovery. They are not intended to make people financially whole from the damage they suffered.  They are, in the words of FEMA Director James Lee Witt, "a hand up, not a handout."
September 25, 1999
News Release
This release provides information for people who have experienced water damage to their home and presents the health concerns related to mold exposure. It also provides general guidelines for mold detection, cleanup; removal of mold-contaminated materials. Please note: people experiencing adverse reactions to mold exposure should consult a physician. NEW CASTLE, Del. -- MOLD - WHAT IS IT?
September 21, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster funds were made available for Delaware to help families and communities in New Castle County recover from the effects of Hurricane Floyd. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued for the state this afternoon. The declaration covers hurricane damage to private and public property that occurred over the period of September 15-17.

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