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
September 29, 2003
New Castle, DE -- One week after the disaster declaration, checks totaling more than $77,000 have been sent to residents who applied for state and federal disaster aid following the recent storms in Delaware, according to disaster recovery officials. Since President Bush declared New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties major disaster areas for damage from Hurricane Isabel and New Castle County a major disaster area from tropical storm Henri, 190 individuals have registered for various disaster aid programs.
September 29, 2003
New Castle, DE - Assistance is only a phone call away, but what happens after disaster victims call the toll-free registration number, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), (TTY: 1-800-462-7585)? Callers are assigned a registration identification number for future reference in identifying their case. A Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) inspector will telephone in a few days to make an appointment to visit the damaged home or apartment and assess the damage. The following are points to remember during inspections:
September 25, 2003
» Federal Aid For Delaware Tropical Storm And Hurricane Recovery New Castle, DE -- A special toll-free number is in operation for people affected by the September storms. Both Tropical Storm Henri, which hit Delaware on September 15, and Hurricane Isabel, which impacted the state on September 18, have received a federal disaster declaration from President Bush.
September 24, 2003
New Castle, DE -- Officials from the State of Delaware and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) to assist individuals who suffered losses from recent storms. DRCs will open in New Castle and Sussex counties on Thursday, September 25 at 9:30 a.m. Hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. until further notice and will be closed on Sundays. The Disaster Recovery Centers will be located at:
September 20, 2003
» Federal Aid For Delaware Hurricane Recovery Washington, DC -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has declared a major disaster for Delaware, opening the way for the use of federal disaster funds and emergency resources to help families and businesses recover from the effects of Hurricane Isabel.