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 10, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC -- Residents of nine North Carolina counties with hazardous waste on their property as a result of Hurricane Isabel can deliver it to selected sites for free disposal this week. "Hazardous household wastes such as insect and rodent poisons, contaminated fuel, drain openers and paint are always a problem for residents in the mess created by storms and floods,' said Dexter Matthews, director of the state's Division of Waste Management. "When not disposed of safely they become an environmental problem for the community."
October 9, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC -- Teams of state and federal community-relations specialists are visiting North Carolina's eleven newly declared disaster counties to provide information about available disaster assistance programs to businesses, homeowners and renters who suffered uninsured damages and losses due to Hurricane Isabel. As of Wednesday, October 8, federal and state assistance was made available to residents of Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Davidson, Duplin, Durham, Harnett, Johnston, Robeson, Sampson, and Wake counties.
October 9, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC -- The hours for disaster-related assistance services are changing, recovery officials announced today.
October 9, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC -- Following briefings earlier this week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NC DOT) and NC Department of Crime Control and Public Safety, Emergency Management Division, and the US Army Corps of Engineers have made work plan changes and schedule adjustments to a project to close a breach caused by Hurricane Isabel on Hatteras Island.
October 8, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC -- Federal, state and local governments do all they can to reduce flood hazards that can cost lives as well as billions of dollars in damages and losses to residential and business property. They build levees, dams, dikes, floodwalls and berms, dredge channels, clear waterways, remove debris and provide incentives to elevate, relocate or even acquire and demolish structures that suffer recurring damage.
October 8, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC - A total of $40 million in federal/state disaster aid has been approved for residents of 36 North Carolina counties that sustained damages during Hurricane Isabel. President Bush declared 26 counties disaster areas shortly after landfall on September 18, at the request of Gov. Mike Easley. Another 10 counties were added October 1.

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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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