North Carolina Hurricane Dennis (EM-3141)

Incident period: August 29, 1999 to September 11, 1999
Emergency Declaration declared on September 1, 1999

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 8, 1999
News Release
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Beaufort and Craven Counties today were added to nine other North Carolina counties whose local governments earlier were declared eligible for emergency federal assistance resulting from damage left in the wake of Hurricane Dennis. All 11 counties now are also eligible to seek reimbursement of up to 75 percent of the cost of removal of debris, which includes tons of sand from roads on the Outer Banks islands.
September 7, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports Tropical Storm Dennis made landfall on Sept. 4 at Cedar Island in Carteret County, North Carolina. After numerous days of pounding the Outer Banks with heavy rain and high winds, he system moved inland in a northwest direction across interior sections of the North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. The remnants of Dennis continue to affect Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey with periods of locally heavy rain.
September 3, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports Tropical Storm Dennis has drifted a bit to the south and is weakening slowly. At 5 a.m. EDT today, Dennis was located 145 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, NC. The storm's maximum sustained winds of near 60 mph. Dennis' tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center of the storm.
September 1, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal resources and funds were made available today to support hurricane response efforts in North Carolina under an emergency declaration issued by President Clinton, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the President took the action this afternoon following a review of the agency's analysis of the state's request for emergency assistance as a result of Hurricane Dennis, which began affecting North Carolina's coastline on August 29.
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