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 20, 2001
Washington, DC -- Disaster assistance for the District of Columbia has been expanded to include aid for district agencies and departments affected by the August 10-12 flooding, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh approved the additional assistance following a review of damage data gathered by federal and district disaster recovery officials. Under the original declaration issued by President Bush on August 16, the district was designated for aid to individuals, families and business owners.
August 19, 2001
Washington, DC -- Residents who have suffered disaster-related damages to their primary residences as the result of the August 10-12 flooding in the District of Columbia may apply for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). President Bush designated the District of Columbia a disaster area August 16. The designation opens the way for a wide range of federal disaster assistance programs for the victims of the District's flood.
August 19, 2001
Washington, DC -- Damage inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and verifiers from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) may visit individuals who have applied for disaster assistance.
August 16, 2001
Washington, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has declared a major disaster for the District of Columbia, opening the way for the use of federal funds to help families and businesses recover from the torrential rains that swamped parts of the city last weekend.