Delaware Tropical Storm Henri (DR-1495)
Incident period: September 15, 2003
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 23, 2003
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
October 21, 2003
New Castle, DE -- If you had flood damages from Tropical Storm Henri or Hurricane Isabel and were insured, you can sit down with an insurance representative on Saturday, and discuss your flood insurance issues.
October 17, 2003
New Castle, DE -- State, federal, local and voluntary agencies are working together to provide assistance to families and individuals who suffered damage from tropical storm Henri and Hurricane Isabel. Recovery services summary as of 7:00 a.m., Friday, October 17, 2003:
October 16, 2003
New Castle, DE -- Effective immediately, the toll-free Registration and Helpline number for FEMA, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), is changing hours. The new hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm. Eastern time, until further notice. Telephone lines will be closed on weekends. The new hours also apply to the TTY number for hearing/speech impaired, 1-800-462-7585.
October 15, 2003
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
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
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: