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

October 24, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- Virginians who have applied for disaster assistance from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to recover from Hurricane Isabel may have some questions about the assistance process. Applicants may receive letters declaring them ineligible for FEMA disaster assistance for reasons that can include: adequate insurance coverage; secondary homes; rental properties; inability to prove occupancy or ownership; unfinished paperwork, or failure to fill out and return the SBA application.
October 24, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) are reminding Virginians that free help for disaster-related stress is available through the Commonwealth under a program funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
October 24, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - The mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at the Old Fire Station, South St., Farmville, will close Sunday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m., but state and federal officials want residents to know that help is still just a phone call away. The deadline to apply for assistance is November 17, 2003.
October 23, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - A mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Saturday, Oct. 25, through Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Lively to assist individuals in Lancaster County and other areas that suffered losses and damages from Hurricane Isabel. The DRC will be located at: Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad 123 Norris Road Lively, VA
October 23, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the A.T. Johnson Human Services Complex, 18849 Kings Highway (Route 3), Montross, will close at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, but state and federal officials want residents to know that help is still just a phone call away. The deadline to apply for assistance is November 17, 2003.
October 23, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- Virginians are taking advantage of disaster recovery opportunities offered by Federal and Commonwealth Agencies. The numbers tell the story.

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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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