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

September 26, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - To meet the needs of Virginia residents who have been displaced from their homes as a result of losses and damages following Hurricane Isabel, efforts are now underway to provide temporary housing options, which may include the use of manufactured housing and travel trailers.
September 26, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - Three Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) opened today to assist those who suffered losses and damages from Hurricane Isabel. Representatives from theU.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Commonwealth of Virginia and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will provide information on disaster recovery programs. Hours of operation vary and are listed below for each DRC.
September 25, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- State, federal and local officials and voluntary agencies continue to help Virginians who were affected by the Hurricane Isabel. To date, nearly $4 million in disaster assistance has been approved to help residents meet their most basic disaster-recovery needs.
September 23, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- Forty-three additional Virginia jurisdictions are now eligible for disaster assistance. The help is available to individuals and businesses recovering from Hurricane Isabel.
September 23, 2003
News Release
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today advised all Virginia residents affected by flooding from Hurricane Isabel who have flood insurance to contact the insurance company or agent that wrote their policy immediately in order to file a claim.
September 23, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) delivered more than 720,000 lbs. of ice to storm-affected areas in Virginia on Tuesday, Sept.23. FEMA continues to make the availability of ice to Virginia communities a priority to ensure the health and well being of storm-affected citizens. There are currently eight staging distribution sites for emergency ice. The following shows the distribution sites and the amount of ice that was delivered there today.

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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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