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Maryland Hurricane Isabel (DR-1492)

Incident period: September 18, 2003 to September 29, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 19, 2003

News

December 12, 2003 - News Release

BALTIMORE, Md. -- residents have received almost $100 million in disaster aid since September 19, when the state was declared a federal disaster area due to Hurricane Isabel.

December 10, 2003 - News Release

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Hours of operation for the toll-free Helpline serving Marylanders affected by Hurricane Isabel have changed. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that the new hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Individuals who have applied for disaster assistance from FEMA and have questions about their application may call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-800-462-7585 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

December 9, 2003 - News Release

BALTIMORE, Md. -- The Baltimore County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Essex will end operations at 5 p.m. Monday, December 15; state and federal officials want residents to know that help is still just a phone call away. The Baltimore County DRC is located in the Back River Neck Community Center County, 801 Back River Neck Rd, in Essex. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Saturday, December 13. The Center will be closed on Sunday and reopen for the last day, Monday, December 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 8,691 $33,051,507.87 $23,148,436.23 $9,903,071.64
Last Updated: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 05:05 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $40,676,530.89 $24,147,326.33 $16,345,973.00
Last Updated: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 06:41 (Updated daily)

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge visits with homeowners in Bowleys Quarters, MD.The businesses and residents of Fells Point were severely flooded by Hurricane Isabel.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge visits with homeowners in Bowleys Quarters, MD. More than 1,300 homes in the Baltimore County area were damaged by Hurricane Isabel. Photo by Dave Saville/ FEMA News PhotoThe businesses and residents of Fells Point were severely flooded by Hurricane Isabel. FEMA News Photo/Liz Roll