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 20, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- It's important for parents and guardians to know that children can be particularly vulnerable to stress as a result of the recent severe storms, flooding and landslides. Children may suffer from anxiety because of disaster losses and the upheaval of family life.
October 20, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - In the aftermath of Hurricane Isabel, federal, state and local officials continue to assist citizens and communities in need of disaster assistance. The following is the latest recovery information:
October 20, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Government and School Administration Building parking lot, 10900 Courthouse Road, Charles City, will close permanently at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, but state and federal officials want residents to know that help is still just a phone call away.
October 20, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Chesterfield Business Center (Chesterfield Airpark buildings E and F), 733 Whitepine Road, Richmond, will close permanently at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct 21, 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 20, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - The mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Louisa County Office building, 1 Woolfolk Ave., Louisa, will close permanently at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, but state and federal officials want residents to know that help is still just a phone call away.
October 18, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- According to state and federal disaster recovery officials, the best source for information following a disaster is to talk with federal, state and voluntary agencies about the kinds of assistance available to you.

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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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