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 8, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in Petersburg to assist those in the Tri-Cities area who suffered losses and damages from Hurricane Isabel. VFW Building 1925 Johnson Road Petersburg, VA 23805 The DRC hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday; and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Residents of localities that have been declared disaster areas can visit any DRC.
October 8, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in Saluda to assist individuals in the Middle Peninsula area who suffered losses and damages from Hurricane Isabel. Rappahannock Central Elementary School 2838 General Puller Highway Saluda, VA 23149
October 7, 2003
News Release
Recovery Assistance for Individuals and Households A total of more than $23.9 million has been approved for the Individuals and Households Program with more than $16.7 million approved for housing needs and more than $7.1 million approved for other disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. Direct Federal Assistance for Emergency Life-sustaining Needs
October 7, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- Federal officials have announced that 31 jurisdictions have been authorized for Categories C and G, permanent work, under the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Program. This brings the total number of jurisdictions eligible for public assistance in these categories to 71.
October 7, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open in the cities of Emporia and Franklin to serve individuals in Brunswick, Greensville, Sussex, Dinwiddie and Southampton counties, and surrounding areas who have suffered losses and damages from Hurricane Isabel. For a list of DRCs currently open in Virginia, visit: www.vaemergency.com
October 6, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) registration hours will change beginning today. Virginians in the disaster-declared counties who need to register for disaster assistance may call the FEMA registration line at: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Those who are speech or hearing impaired may call TTY 1-800-462-7585.

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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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