Virginia Hurricane Isabel (DR-1491)

Incident period: September 18, 2003 to October 1, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 18, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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.

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Photo of a damaged house. FEMA Federal Coordinating Office, David Fukutomi and Hampton Mayor, Mamie Locke help with the ice distribution at Hampton High School.
One of many houses destroyed from massive flooding caused by Hurricane Isabel along South River Road in the Western part of the state. Photo by Melissa Ann Janssen/FEMA FEMA Federal Coordinating Office, David Fukutomi and Hampton Mayor, Mamie Locke help with the ice distribution at Hampton High School. Photo by Andrea Booher/FEMA


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