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 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 -- A major health concern after flooding is the growth of molds and bacteria. Concerns relating to mold exposure, which can develop following excessive water in your home, should be addressed quickly in order to prevent illness.
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.
September 30, 2003
News Release
New Castle, DE-Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) coverage, featured in most standard National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies, may provide owners of damaged buildings with up to $30,000 to help pay the costs of complying with local building codes and floodplain ordinances.
September 30, 2003
News Release
New Castle, DE - Fraud is an unfortunate occurrence during disaster recovery. When it does happen, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a responsibility to take action. People who intentionally try to defraud the government are taking money away from those who are truly in need, and FEMA is obligated to make sure taxpayer dollars go only to people who sustained legitimate losses.

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