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 14, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC-Disaster specialists will set up a booth at the State Fair in Raleigh starting Friday to demonstrate how to build or repair homes and businesses in a disaster-resistant way. "The fair will open just 30 days after Isabel hit," says Gracia Szczech, head of recovery operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in North Carolina. "Severe storms are going to come again, but devastating loss doesn't have to happen again. While enjoying the fair, stop by and see some practical steps you can take to protect your families and property."
October 13, 2003
News Release
RALEIGH, NC -- Disaster Recovery Centers are beginning to close, but information about your application is just a phone call away, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials point out.
October 13, 2003
News Release
RALEIGH, NC -- Six Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) that help applicants with hurricane recovery information and paperwork will close over the next six days. "People who were affected by Hurricane Isabel should call and register now," says Federal Coordinating Officer Gracia Szczech of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Then come in to our recovery centers this week to get help with any questions or to meet with a specialist personally. The process is moving quickly."
October 11, 2003
News Release
Here are some tips from officials to speed delivery of state and federal disaster assistance to residents of North Carolina's declared counties who suffered uninsured property losses during Hurricane Isabel. Registration:
October 10, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC - A state-federal mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Greenville Saturday morning and remain there through Wednesday, October 15. The recovery center will be in a trailer in the parking lot behind the County Administration Building, 1717 West 5th Street.
October 10, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC -- Every year, more homes in the U.S. are damaged by floods than any other natural disaster. Having a flood insurance policy is the surest way to deal with flood damage and loss, according to Gracia Szczech, the federal coordinating officer leading the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) efforts to assist North Carolina's recovery from Hurricane Isabel. "Securing flood insurance is one of the best precautions one can take," according to Szczech. "No matter where you live, flood insurance is a good way to protect your property investment."

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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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