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 6, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC-The deadline in the final 11 designated counties to register for aid for unemployment caused by Hurricane Isabel is Monday, November 10. Unemployment benefits are available for workers who lost jobs or income because of the hurricane. The program includes people who normally cannot get unemployment aid, such as farmers, fishermen and the self-employed.
November 5, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC -- A total of $90.1million in federal/state disaster aid had been approved through Tuesday, nearly seven weeks since President Bush declared the state eligible for federal disaster assistance immediately after Hurricane Isabel made landfall on September 18. Only twelve days remain for residents with uninsured losses from the hurricane and other storms to register for assistance. The deadline to register for uninsured damages caused by the hurricane is Monday, November 17.
November 4, 2003
News Release
» Fact Sheet On The National Flood Insurance Program Raleigh, NC -- North Carolina residents may be wondering where they stand in terms of potential flood damage. The information is as close as their phone or home computer.
November 3, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC -- 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 November 17.
October 31, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC -- Help is still available, even though the last federal/state Disaster Recovery Centers are closing today, according to disaster officials. The centers in Bayboro, Edenton, Hertford and Swan Quarter are all closing as of 7 p.m. Friday. Help will still be available from two sources. People who have already registered for aid with FEMA can call with other questions or information, or to track their application, through the same phone number-1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-800-462-7585.
October 30, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC -- Tomorrow is the last day the federal/state Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be open. Residents and business owners who have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance are encouraged to come to the centers to track where their applications stand, ask questions, and get help with paperwork. The four centers open tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. are:


Main Content
North Carolina: Mitigation in action - 1st in a 3-part series from » 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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