Delaware Hurricane Isabel (DR-1494)

Incident period: September 18, 2003 to September 29, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 20, 2003

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 15, 2003
News Release
New Castle, DE -- It is not too late for individuals who are out of work as a direct result of the Tropical Storm Henri or Hurricane Isabel to apply for weekly benefit payments under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program. DUA is funded by FEMA and administered by the Delaware Department of Labor through the U.S.
October 14, 2003
News Release
New Castle, DE - State and federal disaster recovery officials advise Delaware residents who have disaster-related damage to be careful when hiring unknown contractors to clean up and repair their homes and businesses. "Unscrupulous contractors may seize the disaster as an opportunity to capitalize on the misfortune of others," said Mike Hall, Federal Coordinating Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA offers the following suggestions on how to be a wise consumer:
October 14, 2003
News Release
New Castle, DE - Family valuables and heirlooms can sometimes be saved after the severe water damage they suffered due to tropical storm Henri and Hurricane Isabel. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides these suggestions for recovering damaged valuables:
October 10, 2003
News Release
New Castle, DE -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from tropical storm Henri and Hurricane Isabel are receiving assistance from state, federal, local and voluntary agencies. These agencies are working in partnership to help Delaware residents. Recovery services summary as of 7:00 a.m., Friday, October 10, 2003:
October 9, 2003
News Release
New Castle, DE -- The emotional consequences of a disaster such as Delaware experienced during Tropical Storm Henri and Hurricane Isabel can be far-reaching and long lasting. Stress can surface in many forms and often appears weeks or months following a traumatic event. Many disaster victims are likely to experience at least one of several emotional responses; anger, fatigue, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, nightmares, depression, inability to concentrate, hyperactivity and increased alcohol or drug use.
October 9, 2003
News Release
New Castle, DE -- Federal and state officials are reminding those people affected by the recent flooding from Tropical Storm Henri that free help for disaster related stress is just a phone call away. "Disaster Outreach Project" staff is available to assist those in New Castle County who may need additional support during the recovery process.

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