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 -- 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."
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 -- Disaster assistance has been made available for 12 additional North Carolina counties to recover from the effects of Hurricane Isabel, the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. Residents in eleven more counties are now eligible for state-federal disaster aid programs for individuals and businesses. The new counties are Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Davidson, Duplin, Durham, Harnett, Johnston, Robeson, Sampson, and Wake.
October 8, 2003
News Release
Raleigh, NC-A state-federal mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Roper Saturday morning and remain there through Wednesday, October 15. The recovery center will be at the Community Pride Center, U.S. Highway 64 East in Roper. It will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

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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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