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 10, 2003
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
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
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.
October 8, 2003
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
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
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.