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 17, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC -- The dredging operation to reconnect Hatteras Island and create a base for Highway 12 across the breach created by Hurricane Isabel began Friday. The 320-foot dredge Illinois was in place off Hatteras, six miles of pipeline from the dredge to the breach were in place, pressure-testing the lines was finished, and at 2 p.m. today the dredge began pumping.
October 17, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC-The deadline to register for aid in 26 counties for unemployment caused by Hurricane Isabel is Thursday, October 23. Disaster-related unemployment benefits are available for workers who lost jobs or income including people who normally cannot get unemployment benefits, such as farmers, fishermen and the self-employed.
October 16, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC -- Early requests estimating damage costs to North Carolina state and local governments and some nonprofit organizations for Hurricane Isabel top $51 million.
October 15, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC -- A total of $49.2 million in federal/state disaster aid had been approved through Tuesday for residents of 47 North Carolina counties that sustained damage during Hurricane Isabel. President Bush declared the disaster shortly after the hurricane made landfall on September 18, at the request of Gov. Mike Easley.
October 15, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC - North Carolina's hurricane disaster victims have 30 more days to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for state and federal assistance in recovering from their losses. Friday (October 17) marks the halfway point in the 60-day registration period. By law, registrations cannot be accepted after November 17, but FEMA will continue to process all applications received before the deadline.
October 14, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC-Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Bayboro and Washington that had been scheduled to close this week will instead remain open. "The number of visitors tells us people there still need our help," says Federal Coordinating Officer Gracia Szczech of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "We encourage people to come in to the recovery centers soon to get help with any questions or to meet with a specialist personally. The process is moving quickly."

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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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