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 22, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- State and federal officials announce the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Poquoson to assist those who suffered losses and damages from Hurricane Isabel. The DRC, opening on Tuesday, September 23 at 9 a.m., will be located in the Emmaus Baptist Church gym at 814 Yorktown Road in Poquoson. Hours of operation will be: Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice.
September 21, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- Hurricane Isabel caused statewide power outages and resource shortages, making daily tasks a challenge for many Virginians. Federal and state officials offer the following tips to help citizens perform storm cleanup activities and stay safe during the recovery process: FOOD SAFETY In the event of a power outage, the following should be discarded:
September 21, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - Emergency response officials say don't wait for a Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) inspector to visit before you start cleaning up damage from Hurricane Isabel. You can begin cleaning up immediately by separating hazardous waste from other debris before disposal. Hazardous substances often found in the home include:
September 18, 2003
News Release
» Federal Aid For Virginia Hurricane Recovery Washington, DC -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported today that President Bush has ordered the release of federal disaster funds and emergency resources for Virginia to aid people battered by Hurricane Isabel.

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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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