District of Columbia (DC) Flooding (DR-1389)

Incident period: August 10, 2001 to August 12, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 16, 2001

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 7, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC In the aftermath of the August 10-12 flooding in the District of Columbia, disaster officials remind homeowners, renters and business owners throughout the District that they may purchase flood insurance coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
September 6, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- The Disaster Recovery Center at the Harry Thomas Recreation Center, 1743 Lincoln Road NE, merges with the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center DRC beginning 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10. The DRCs were opened to provide face-to-face help to District individuals and business owners affected by the August 10-12 flooding and storms. Individuals may continue going to the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center for answers to their disaster recovery questions. The center continues operation at:
September 5, 2001
News Release
» Audio Interview With SBA's Frank Adinolfe Washington, DC -- One of the key guidelines for federal disaster assistance is a simple one: If a disaster applicant received a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan packet, the loan application must be filled out and returned before further federal assistance of any kind - such as a grant - may be considered.
August 31, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- District of Columbia residents and business owners who were affected by the August 10-12 flooding have a D.C. disaster specific web site available for information about the variety of federal and District government disaster assistance available. Mayor Williams' storm-specific site features a variety of local recovery information, including telephone numbers for anyone interested in donating cleanup supplies or making financial contributions to disaster relief nonprofit agencies.
August 31, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- The following is a summary of on-going response and recovery efforts following the Aug. 10-12 storm in the District of Columbia. At close of business Aug. 30:
August 31, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), established so that individuals and business owners affected by the August 10-12 flooding in the district may get face to face help with their recovery questions, will temporarily close Sunday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 3 for the Labor Day holiday. The DRCs will re-open Tuesday, Sept. 4, and operate Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., until further notice. The centers are located at:

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