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 17, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- Damages and losses due to Hurricane Isabel caused financial difficulty for many Virginians who lost their jobs or means of earning a living. The deadline to apply for disaster unemployment assistance is fast approaching, and those who live or work in the disaster-declared counties have until Friday, Oct. 24, 2003 to register for benefits.
October 17, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- A mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be open Monday, Oct. 20 through Thursday Oct. 23 in South Boston to assist individuals in Halifax County and other communities who suffered losses and damages from Hurricane Isabel. The DRC will be located at: Police Department 640 Hamilton Blvd. South Boston, VA
October 17, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - A mobile Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Oct. 18 through Oct. 21 to assist individuals in Louisa County and other communities who suffered losses and damages from Hurricane Isabel. The DRC will be located at: County Office Building, Emergency Operations Center 1 Woolfolk Ave. Louisa, VA The DRC will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 19, and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 20 and 21.
October 16, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Community Center, 204 Enos Farm Road, Surry, will close permanently at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct 18, but state and federal officials want residents to know that help is still just a phone call away.
October 16, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA - The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the South Government Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, will close permanently at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct 17, but state and federal officials want residents to know that help is still just a phone call away.
October 16, 2003
News Release
Richmond, VA -- Those who suffered losses or damages as a result of Hurricane Isabel and who live or have a business in the areas declared disaster areas by President Bush under the Sept. 18, 2003 declaration, have one month left to apply for disaster assistance. The following localities are included under the declaration. The deadline for individuals and businesses to register for assistance is Nov. 17, 2003. The independent cities of:

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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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