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
September 22, 2003
Raleigh, NC - Four days after President Bush declared 26 North Carolina counties a major disaster area due to Hurricane Isabel's destructive winds and rain the first disaster assistance checks have been mailed. State and federal disaster officials said $134,574 in assistance has been approved and $107,390 is already in the hands of residents to help with disaster housing and other needs not covered by insurance.
September 22, 2003
Raleigh, NC - A Disaster Recovery Center to help residents who suffered losses in Hurricane Isabel will open at the Beaufort County Department of Social Services Tuesday afternoon, state and federal disaster management officials said today. Hours of operation will be 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, and 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. beginning Wednesday. The center will be open daily until further notice. The Beaufort County Department of Social Services is located at 632 West 5th St. in Washington.
September 21, 2003
Raleigh, NC -- North Carolina residents who suffered damages resulting from Hurricane Isabel's rampage through the state last week should call the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free number to apply for assistance, state and federal officials said today. That number is 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The number for speech and hearing impaired persons is 1-800-462-7585. Both numbers are operative 7 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.
September 18, 2003
» Federal Aid For North Carolina Hurricane Recovery Washington, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported today that President Bush has ordered the release of federal disaster funds and emergency resources to aid people devastated by Hurricane Isabel's assault on North Carolina this afternoon.
» Part 1 - Belhaven|
» Part 2 - Coastal Carolina
» Part 3 - Mitigation Education
|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|