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

October 17, 2003
News Release
Baltimore, MD ? Maryland disaster victims who have not applied for federal disaster assistance have 30 days left to sign up. November 18, 2003, is the last day to register for help.
October 16, 2003
News Release
Baltimore, MD -- Five Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will end operations this weekend, but state and federal officials want residents to know that help is still just a phone call away.
October 16, 2003
News Release
Baltimore, MD -- The Federal/State Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located in Cecil County will be closed on Sundays effective October 19, 2003. The DRC, located in the Elkton National Guard Armory, 101 Railroad Avenue in Elkton, is designed to provide information or answer questions for those who have already applied for disaster assistance. The Center will continue operations during regular hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., until further notice
October 11, 2003
News Release
BALTIMORE -- Maryland residents have received just under $18 million in disaster aid in the three weeks since the state was declared a federal disaster area due to Hurricane Isabel. According to state and federal officials from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the money represents more than $14 million in housing assistance and $3.5 million in assistance for other needs such as medical expenses, personal property and transportation.
October 11, 2003
News Release
BALTIMORE -- State and federal officials urge owners who are rebuilding and repairing their houses to take measures that will reduce or eliminate the potential for similar damage in the future. Spending for mitigation, as these protective measures are known, also can favorably affect property insurance rates, resulting in lower premiums. Among the building and rebuilding recommendations from construction experts are the following:
October 11, 2003
News Release
BALTIMORE -- State and federal officials warn that if you have suffered losses from the recent hurricane and storms, you should be alert for people trying to cheat you.

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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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