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 10, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- A mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Oct. 11 through Oct. 16 in Accomack County to assist individuals in disaster-affected communities who suffered losses and damages from Hurricane Isabel. Chesapeake Square 25044 Lankford Highway (Route 13) Onley, VA The DRC will be open Saturday, Oct. 11, through Thursday, Oct. 16. The Hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
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 9, 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 9, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - Individuals who suffered damage from Hurricane Isabel and were insured may still be eligible for some federal disaster assistance. "If your insurance policy did not fully cover some of your disaster-related damages or losses, please register for assistance," said David Fukutomi, federal coordinating officer for the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
October 9, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will continue to provide assistance to Peninsula residents affected by Hurricane Isabel at their Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Newport News. The DRC, adjacent to the Family Dollar Store in the Dresden Drive Shopping Center at the intersection of Dresden Drive and Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, will reopen at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct 10.
October 9, 2003
News Release
Richmond,VA - Federal and state recovery officials encourage residents to be cautious when removing storm debris from homes and roadways. The rubbish may contain any number of dangerous items. Debris removal and disaster recovery go hand in hand. Property owners will want to make sure debris doesn't block storm drains, fireplugs, right-of-ways, or pedestrian traffic. They will also want to check with their local jurisdictions regarding debris removal schedules and guidelines. Here are some safety guidelines to follow:

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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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