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January 15, 2004
News Release
RICHMOND, Va. -- More than 93,000 Virginians called to apply for disaster assistance from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) after Hurricane Isabel, federal and state officials said. As of January 15, 2004, $257 million in state and federal assistance has been approved for individuals and businesses that suffered damage from Hurricane Isabel. Federal and state disaster officials provide the following summary of assistance efforts to date:
December 18, 2003
News Release
RICHMOND, Va. -- At this time of year, the thoughts of many Americans turn to gift giving. What do you give the loved one who “has everything?” The Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would like to offer some gift suggestions for that special person who might not be prepared for disasters or emergencies.
December 15, 2003
News Release
RICHMOND, Va -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in York located in the Caritas Building, 1000 Old York Hampton Highway, will close at 5 p.m. Saturday, December 20. The application period for those who suffered damage or loss from Hurricane Isabel ended Monday, December 8, 2003.
December 11, 2003
News Release
RICHMOND, Va. -- More than 800 Virginians called to apply for disaster assistance on December 8-the final day the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free number was available to accept applications for disaster assistance for Hurricane Isabel. Nearly $190 million in state and federal assistance has already been approved for individuals and businesses that suffered damage from Hurricane Isabel.
December 9, 2003
News Release
RICHMOND, Va. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at Abingdon Fire and Rescue, 2676 Hayes Rd., will close at 5 p.m. Saturday, December 13. One other DRC will remain open until further notice in the following location: Yorktown DRC: located in the Caritas Building, 1000 Old York Hampton Highway The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. closed on Sundays.
December 8, 2003
News Release
RICHMOND, Va. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Gloucester at the old Wal-Mart Store - 6513 Market Drive, will close at 5 p.m. Saturday, December 13. One other DRC will remain open until further notice in the following location: Yorktown DRC: located in the Caritas Building, 1000 Old York Hampton Highway The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. closed on Sundays.
December 4, 2003
News Release
RICHMOND, Va. -- Taking steps now can help prevent future devastation similar to that caused by Hurricane Isabel, according to officials from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM). "The rebuilding and repairing phase of any disaster is an ideal time to consider effective ways to limit damage from these forces of nature," said Louis Botta, federal coordinating officer. "We call it hazard mitigation," Botta said.
December 4, 2003
News Release
RICHMOND, Va. - Measures undertaken now to strengthen a home against high winds and driving rain may reduce future Hurricane Isabel-like damages, according to federal and Commonwealth of Virginia officials. Rebuilding and repairing after a disaster like Isabel is an ideal time to take steps that may limit your damage in the future. The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) calls this preparation hazard mitigation.
December 3, 2003
News Release
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginians are taking advantage of disaster recovery opportunities offered by federal and commonwealth agencies, with disaster assistance reaching $ 180 million, according to disaster recovery officials. There is still time to register for assistance by calling the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. The deadline for applying for assistance is Dec. 8, 2003.
December 2, 2003
News Release
RICHMOND, Va. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Poquoson at City Hall, 500 City Hall Avenue in the City of Poquoson will close at 5 p.m. Saturday, December 6. Two other DRC's will remain open until further notice in the following locations:

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