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

November 25, 2003
News Release
RICHMOND, Va. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster assistance registration line will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2003. Operators will resume again at 7 a.m. the following day, Friday, November 28. "The registration and Helpline will close on Wednesday, November 26 at 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time," said Louis Botta, federal coordinating officer.
November 24, 2003
News Release
RICHMOND, Va. -- Residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia whose businesses or homes and property were damaged by Hurricane Isabel have only two more weeks to apply for assistance, federal and state officials announced today.
November 19, 2003
News Release
Richmond, Va. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located in the Emmaus Baptist Church gym at 814 Yorktown Road in Poquoson, will relocate Nov. 22. The DRC, where recovery specialists will assist individuals in Poquoson and other communities who suffered losses and damages from Hurricane Isabel, will be relocated to: City Hall City of Poquoson 500 City Hall Ave. Poquoson, VA
November 18, 2003
News Release
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginians who have applied for disaster assistance and received U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) forms now have until December 8, 2003 to return completed forms. Upon registering for assistance with the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), applicants generally receive an SBA loan application in the mail. Completing the application is a required step in obtaining some types of disaster assistance.
November 13, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- Virginia residents who suffered losses from Hurricane Isabel have more time to apply for federal/state disaster recovery assistance. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today advised state officials that it had granted the state's request to extend the registration period from November 17 to December 8, 2003.
November 11, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- Virginians are taking advantage of disaster recovery opportunities offered by federal and commonwealth agencies, with disaster assistance reaching $127.2 million, according to disaster recovery officials. There is still time to register for assistance by calling the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. The deadline for applying for assistance is Nov. 17, 2003.

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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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