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

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:
October 29, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC-A total of $73.3 million in federal/state disaster aid had been approved through Tuesday, nearly six weeks since President Bush declared the state eligible for federal disaster assistance immediately after Hurricane Isabel made landfall on September 18. Less than three weeks remain for residents with uninsured losses from the hurricane and other storms to register for assistance.
October 28, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC-Homeowners, landlords and business owners are urged to check with local and county governments regarding permits before repairing or rebuilding a structure damaged by winds or flooding. There can be strict local requirements on how and where structures may be renovated.
October 27, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC-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. November 17 is the last day applications will be accepted.
October 24, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC -- All Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) that provided help to applicants with hurricane recovery information and paperwork during the past several weeks will close by 7 p.m. Friday, October 31. More than 9,400 residents in disaster-declared counties have visited the DRCs since the first ones opened September 23. However, the number of visitors at the centers that are closing has dwindled, according to recovery officials. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day but Sunday.
October 23, 2003
News Release
State-federal disaster programs are designed to provide people a safe place to live, and to help individuals and businesses begin the process of recovery. They are not intended to make people financially whole from the damage they suffered. They are a hand up, not a handout.


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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