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 8, 2003
News Release
New Castle, DE -- Tropical storm Henri and Hurricane Isabel have left many with damage to their basements. Many of the homes in Delaware are insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), yet many are curious about what is covered by the insurance plan. The NFIP defines a basement as any area of a building with a floor that is below the natural ground level on all sides; otherwise, it is considered the first floor.
October 7, 2003
News Release
New Castle, DE -- Individuals who are out of work as a direct result of the Tropical Storm Henri or Hurricane Isabel may be eligible for weekly benefit payments under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program.
October 6, 2003
News Release
New Castle, DE - Yes, disaster assistance is available for renters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering several disaster aid programs that are available to anyone who suffered damage as a result of Tropical Storm Henri or Hurricane Isabel. Renters, along with homeowners, are encouraged to apply for this assistance by calling the toll-free registration number 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585.
October 4, 2003
News Release
New Castle, DE?The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free disaster numbers begin new hours effective Monday October 6, 2003.
October 3, 2003
News Release
New Castle, DE -- Families and individuals who suffered damage from tropical storm Henri and Hurricane Isabel are quickly receiving assistance from state, federal, local and voluntary agencies. These agencies are working in partnership to speed help to Delaware residents. Recovery services summary as of 6:30 a.m., Friday, October 3, 2003:
October 2, 2003
News Release
New Castle, DE -- People who live near water are not the only ones who experience flooding. Floods can happen from heavy rains, levies breaking, sewage backup, sandbags moving water to other areas, and rivers moving over time, spreading for miles. Flash floods can begin and end within just a few hours, cutting a path of major destruction.

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