Maryland Hurricane Isabel (DR-1492)

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

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 24, 2003
News Release
Baltimore, MD -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state of Maryland will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Kent County. In an effort to speed assistance to Marylanders affected by last week's hurricane, the DRC will open on Thursday, September 25 at 1:00 p.m. It will be located at: Rock Hall Municipal Building 5585 Main Street Rock Hall, MD 21661 After opening at 1 p.m. on Thursday, operating hours will be:
September 23, 2003
News Release
Baltimore, MD -- Only five days after President Bush declared a disaster for damages caused by Hurricane Isabel, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state of Maryland have opened several Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC). In an effort to speed assistance to Marylanders affected by last week's hurricane, another DRC will open on Wednesday, September 24. The DRC in Calvert County will be open for four days: September 24-27. It will open Wednesday at 1 p.m. and be located in:
September 19, 2003
News Release
Baltimore, MD -- Only four days after President Bush declared a disaster for damages caused by Hurricane Isabel, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state of Maryland will begin opening Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC). In an effort to speed assistance to Marylanders affected by last week's hurricane, one center will be opened in Anne Arundel County, one in the City of Baltimore, and one in Baltimore County. The centers will open on Tuesday, September 23 at 1 p.m. They will be located at:
September 19, 2003
News Release
Reisterstown, MD -- Federal Coordinating Officer William Lokey urges residents with significant damage from Hurricane Isabel to make the phone call to begin the application process. Residents with minimal damage are asked to wait a few days before calling. All residents in the state of Maryland who received damage from the storm have sixty days to apply for assistance.
September 19, 2003
News Release
Washington, D.C. - The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has declared a major disaster for Maryland, opening the way for the use of federal disaster funds and emergency resources to help families and businesses recover from the effects of Hurricane Isabel.
September 19, 2003
News Release
Baltimore, MD -- Understanding the steps of the federal/state recovery process can help people reduce the confusion brought on by disaster, sort out the information available, and make the decisions required to begin rebuilding lives. The first step is to register for assistance with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) (or TTY 1-800-462-7585) between 7 a.m. and midnight, daily until further notice.

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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 


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