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

October 15, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located in the old Wal-Mart store in Gloucester, will relocate Oct. 16 to Hayes, where recovery specialists will assist individuals in Gloucester County and other communities who suffered losses and damages from Hurricane Isabel. The DRC will be relocated to: Abingdon Fire and Rescue Facility 2676 Hayes Road Hayes, VA
October 14, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- In Hurricane Isabel's wake, some people are surprised to find their insurance does not cover flood damage to their home, business or belongings. "Standard homeowner and renter insurance policies do not cover flood damage," said David Fukutomi, federal coordinating officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
October 14, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- In the aftermath of Hurricane Isabel, federal, state and local officials continue to assist citizens and communities in need of disaster assistance. The following is the latest recovery information:
October 13, 2003
News Release
RICHMOND, VA -- Virginians who have applied for disaster assistance and received U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) forms are encouraged to complete and return them to SBA as soon as possible. Many who register for assistance will receive an SBA loan application in the mail after registering. Completing the application is a required step in obtaining some types of disaster assistance.
October 10, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- A mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Oct. 13 through Oct. 16 in Stafford County to assist individuals in disaster-affected communities who suffered losses and damages from Hurricane Isabel. Stafford County Government Center 1300 Courthouse Road Stafford, VA 22555 The DRC will be open Monday, Oct. 13, through Thursday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
October 10, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Oct. 13 through Oct. 16 in New Kent County to assist individuals in disaster-affected communities who suffered losses and damages from Hurricane Isabel. New Kent Courthouse 12001 Courthouse Circle New Kent, VA The DRC will be open Monday, Oct. 13, through Thursday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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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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