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 1, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA-Individuals replacing trees damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Isabel can obtain advice on tree replacement from a variety of state and local resources. However, before starting the planting process homeowners should consider the following:
October 30, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) today announced that Hurricane Isabel storm damage in the commonwealth has reached an estimated $1.6 billion, with the final tally expected to be higher. The damage estimate includes private property and public damage costs, the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program expenditures and other quantifiable miscellaneous expenses to include $283 million for damages to military installations.
October 29, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Dumbarton Area Library, 6800 Staples Mill Road will close at 6 p.m. Friday, October 31. State and federal officials want residents to know that help is still just a phone call away.
October 29, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - If you hire a firm for Isabel-related repair work, be sure the contract requires the contractor to remove all construction debris from your property and dispose of it properly in an approved landfill, disaster recovery officials said today. DO NOT allow the contractor to deposit construction debris on the roadside because it may not be picked up by the local jurisdiction. Construction debris is not an eligible cost under the federal/state reimbursement program for debris removal. Green leafy debris is eligible, but construction debris is not.
October 29, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the North Hampton Community Center, 1435-A Todds Lane, Hampton, will close at 6 p.m. Friday, October 31. State and federal officials want residents to know that help is still just a phone call away.
October 29, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Rappahannock Central Elementary School, 2838 General Puller Highway, Saluda, will close at 6 p.m. Friday, October 31. State and federal officials want residents to know that help is still just a phone call away.

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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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