North Carolina Hurricane Isabel (DR-1490)

Incident period: September 18, 2003 to September 26, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 18, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 24, 2003
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Only two weeks remain for residents to apply for state and federal disaster assistance to help them recover from Hurricane Isabel and the severe storms and flooding that ravaged central and eastern North Carolina during September 18th through 26th, 2003. The deadline to apply for assistance is December 8, 2003.
November 21, 2003
News Release
Everyone wants to protect their loved ones from danger and their property from damage.One problem with protecting oneself from natural disasters is knowing what threats are most likely, and what to do to protect against them.Another problem is thinking, "Disasters only happen to other people. It won't happen to me."BackgroundThroughout the 1990s, U.S. taxpayers spent $25 billion fighting disasters.
November 20, 2003
News Release
All along the North Carolina coast, individual homeowners and whole communities have increasingly realized the persistent threat to life and property posed by major storms and hurricanes. Weather forecasters began to realize that this region has come through several decades of relatively calm weather, and the future may bring damaging storms more frequently than seen in recent history.
November 19, 2003
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A total of $120 million in federal/state disaster aid had been approved through Tuesday, nearly nine weeks since President Bush declared the state eligible for federal disaster assistance immediately after Hurricane Isabel made landfall on September 18. Only 19 days remain for residents with losses from the hurricane and other storms to register for assistance. The deadline to register for damages caused by the hurricane is Monday, December 8.
November 17, 2003
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Residents and business owners in 47 central and eastern North Carolina counties who sustained damage during Hurricane Isabel or its aftermath have only three more weeks to apply for disaster assistance. December 8 is the last day applications will be accepted.

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Main Content
North Carolina: Mitigation in action - 1st in a 3-part series from FEMA.gov » Part 1 - Belhaven
» Part 2 - Coastal Carolina
» Part 3 - Mitigation Education

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Damage caused by Hurricane Isabel. Damage caused by Hurricane Isabel.
Edenton, NC, September 21, 2003 -- A home just north of town damaged by a tree felled by Hurricane Isabel. Photo by Mark Wolfe/FEMA News Photo Kitty Hawk, NC, September 26, 2003 -- A house on the coast destroyed by Hurricane Isabel. Photo by Mark Wolfe/FEMA News Photo


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