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

August 30, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- Disaster recovery officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the District of Columbia Emergency Management Agency (DCEMA) have initiated the Individual and Family Grant (IFG) program as one more way to help district residents cover the costs of necessary expenses and serious disaster-related needs that are not covered by insurance or other programs.
August 29, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- District residents who suffered losses as a result of the recent flooding but still have serious unmet needs may find help through a host of voluntary groups coordinated by a Long-Term Recovery Committee that will be working long after the disaster response has ended.
August 24, 2001
News Release
Release is courtesy of the DC Department of HealthWashington, DC -- The District of Columbia Department of Health issues the following Health Alert: One of the negative after-effects of a flooded building is mold. When airborne mold spores or mold cell bodies are present in large numbers they can trigger allergic reactions, asthma episodes and other respiratory and immune system problems. An allergy to mold can develop and become a lifelong problem.
August 24, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- Renters in the District of Columbia who experienced disaster-related losses caused by the flooding of Aug. 10-12 may be eligible for several district and federal recovery assistance programs.
August 21, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- Five days after the disaster declaration, the first emergency housing checks have been issued to disaster-affected District of Columbia residents by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). More than $500,000 has been sent to residents with homes affected by the August 10-12 storms. These checks go to individuals whose homes suffered serious damages not covered by insurance.
August 21, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- Officials from the District of Columbia Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have established two Disaster Recovery Centers to assist individuals and businesses affected by the storms of August 10-12, 2001. The centers will open in the District on Wednesday, August 22, and will operate from 8 AM to 8 PM, seven days a week, until further notice. The location of the two centers is:

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