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 10, 2003
News Release
Baltimore, MD - The rebuilding and repair phase of the recent disaster is the time to consider ways to reduce future storm damage. The recent hurricane and storms, with the flooding that followed, pointed the way toward measures that will keep both people and property safer in the future. Following are a few ways to protect yourself and your property from future disasters:
October 10, 2003
News Release
BALTIMORE -- The U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) can help eligible homeowners, renters and business owners get back on their feet after disasters like Hurricane Isabel by providing low-interest disaster loans.
October 9, 2003
News Release
Baltimore, MD - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Maryland have opened Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) to provide information and resources for victims of Hurricane Isabel. Thirteen of these centers remain open; for 10 DRCs, the hours of operation are changing and are listed below. Effective Sunday, October 12, 2003: CLOSED Sundays, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
October 8, 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 Cecil County. In an effort to provide assistance to Marylanders affected by Hurricane Isabel, the DRC will open on Thursday, October 9 at 1:00 p.m. It will be located at: Elkton National Guard 101 Railroad Avenue Elkton, MD 21921 After opening at 1 p.m. on Thursday, operating hours will be:
October 7, 2003
News Release
Baltimore, MD - If you can't afford to rebuild your home or replace your personal property if it were destroyed in a flood, you need to consider a National Flood Insurance Policy.
October 7, 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 Carroll County. In an effort to speed assistance to Marylanders affected by last month's hurricane, the DRC will open on Wednesday, October 8 at 1 p.m. and remain open until 7 p.m. It will be located at: Carroll County Emergency Services Training Center (CCESTC) 1345 Washington Road Westminster, MD 21157 After Wednesday, operating hours will be:

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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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