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 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 22, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - The mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located at the New Kent Court House, 12001 Court House Circle, New Kent, will close at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, 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 22, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - As Hurricane Isabel damage assessment continues, six more jurisdictions in the Commonwealth of Virginia have been authorized for additional assistance, according to federal and commonwealth officials. The independent city of Williamsburg and the counties of Albemarle, Amherst, Buckingham, Fluvanna and Rappahannock have been approved for Categories C through G under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Program.
October 21, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will reopen a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Emporia to provide assistance to Greensville County and other area residents affected by Hurricane Isabel. The Mobile DRC will be located at 400 Halifax St., Emporia, and will reopen at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23. It will close at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27.
October 21, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - A mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be open Thursday, Oct. 23, through Sunday, Oct. 26, in Farmville to assist individuals in Farmville and other communities who suffered losses and damages from Hurricane Isabel. The DRC will be located at: Old Fire Station South Street Farmville, VA 23901

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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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