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
November 3, 2003
Baltimore, MD - Two of the three Dorchester County Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will end operations on November 5, 2003, but state and federal officials want residents to know that help is still just a phone call away.
October 31, 2003
Baltimore, MD -- Due to widespread flood damage suffered by National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders in Maryland, the time period that policyholders have to submit their sworn proof of loss statement has been extended an additional 60 days.
October 30, 2003
Baltimore, MD - The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at St. Mary's County Municipal Airport will end operations at 5 p.m. Saturday, November 1, but state and federal officials want residents to know that help is still just a phone call away.
October 28, 2003
Baltimore, MD -- In the confusion that follows a disaster, rumors and misconceptions may add to the problems many disaster-affected Marylanders are having as they begin their recovery. Recently, rumors that receiving federal or state disaster assistance will affect Social Security checks or Medicaid and Medicare benefits have caused some individuals to not apply for assistance. The fact is disaster grants and low-interest loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration have no effect on federal benefits and programs for which individuals are currently entitled.
October 28, 2003
Baltimore, MD -- Flooding causes more than 90 percent of disaster-related property damage in the United States each year and accounts for more than 75 percent of all Presidential disaster declarations. Although Hurricane Isabel was responsible for destroying and disrupting many Marylanders' lives last month, local and federal guidelines can help reduce the damage to your home should another flood disaster strike.
October 25, 2003
Baltimore, MD - Maryland residents and local governments have received more than $39 million in disaster aid in the five weeks since Hurricane Isabel struck and the state was declared a federal disaster area.
|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 Photo||The businesses and residents of Fells Point were severely flooded by Hurricane Isabel. FEMA News Photo/Liz Roll|