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 1, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - In the aftermath of Hurricane Isabel, federal, state and local officials continue to assist citizens and jurisdictions in need of disaster assistance. The following is the latest information on the on-going response and recovery effort. Recovery Assistance for Individuals and Households
October 1, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - Virginia's Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), a statewide association of human services and faith-based organizations, is coordinating volunteers to help individuals with debris removal across the state. People needing assistance with debris removal or clean-up can call the Hurricane Isabel Volunteer/Donations Hotline at (877) 245-5513 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., seven days a week. Organizations or individuals interested in volunteering also are encouraged to call the hotline.
October 1, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Oct. 2, in Staunton to assist those who suffered losses and damages from hurricane Isabel. For a current list of Disaster Recovery Centers open in Virginia, visit: www.vaemergency.com. Staunton National Guard (Armory) Gypsy Hill Park 500 Thornrose Avenue Staunton, VA 24401
October 1, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- Federal and state programs, such as the Individuals and Households Program, can assist many of those in need by providing temporary help with alternative housing and/or financial assistance with other needs. Housing Assistance can provide funding for:
October 1, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 2, in Richmond to assist those who suffered losses and damages from Hurricane Isabel. For a current list of DRCs open in Virginia, visit: www.vaemergency.com. Chesterfield Business Center (Chesterfield Airpark Building E&F) 7333 Whitepine Road Richmond, VA 23237
October 1, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - Removing the piles of debris left by Hurricane Isabel will be a cooperative effort between individual property owners, local communities, state and federal governments. "Debris removal is a massive task that often starts with individual property owners," said State Coordinating Officer Michael Cline.

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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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