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

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.
September 29, 2003
News Release
New Castle, DE -- Effective close of business Tuesday, September 30, the Sussex County Disaster Recovery Center will be permanently closed, state and federal recovery officials announced today. The Center is located at 100 Airport Road in Georgetown at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center. A second Disaster Recovery Center located in New Castle County will continue to operate Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at St. Marks United Methodist Church on 1700 Limestone Rd. in Wilmington.
September 29, 2003
News Release
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
News Release
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
News Release
» 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.

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