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 11, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- Highland County has been made eligible for federal and grants to reimburse Hurricane Isabel related costs involving damage to public infrastructure, debris removal and emergency protective measures, state and federal official said today. This brings the total number of commonwealth jurisdictions eligible for Public Assistance Program reimbursements to 100.
November 10, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- Due to widespread flood damage suffered by National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders from Hurricane Isabel, the time period that policyholders have to submit their sworn proof of loss statement has been extended an additional 60 days.
November 8, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) will close November 14 at 6 p.m., according to state and federal officials. The DRCs are located in Newport News at the Dresden Drive Shopping Center, and Virginia Beach located at 316 Constitution Drive, but state and federal officials want residents to know that help is still just a phone call away.
November 4, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- Virginians are taking advantage of disaster recovery opportunities offered by federal and commonwealth agencies, with disaster assistance totaling $112.9 million. 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.
November 3, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located in Isle of Wight at the YMCA, 259 James Street, Smithfield, will close November 7 at 6 p.m., but state and federal officials want residents to know that help is still just a phone call away.
November 3, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- Citizens 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.

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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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