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2001-09-07 04:00 - News Release

Washington, DC In the aftermath of the August 10-12 flooding in the District of Columbia, disaster officials remind homeowners, renters and business owners throughout the District that they may purchase flood insurance coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

2001-09-06 04:00 - News Release

Washington, DC -- The Disaster Recovery Center at the Harry Thomas Recreation Center, 1743 Lincoln Road NE, merges with the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center DRC beginning 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10. The DRCs were opened to provide face-to-face help to District individuals and business owners affected by the August 10-12 flooding and storms. Individuals may continue going to the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center for answers to their disaster recovery questions. The center continues operation at:

2001-09-05 04:00 - News Release

» Audio Interview With SBA's Frank Adinolfe Washington, DC -- One of the key guidelines for federal disaster assistance is a simple one: If a disaster applicant received a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan packet, the loan application must be filled out and returned before further federal assistance of any kind - such as a grant - may be considered.

2001-08-31 04:00 - News Release

Washington, DC -- District of Columbia residents and business owners who were affected by the August 10-12 flooding have a D.C. disaster specific web site available for information about the variety of federal and District government disaster assistance available. Mayor Williams' storm-specific site features a variety of local recovery information, including telephone numbers for anyone interested in donating cleanup supplies or making financial contributions to disaster relief nonprofit agencies.

2001-08-31 04:00 - News Release

Washington, DC -- Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), established so that individuals and business owners affected by the August 10-12 flooding in the district may get face to face help with their recovery questions, will temporarily close Sunday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 3 for the Labor Day holiday. The DRCs will re-open Tuesday, Sept. 4, and operate Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., until further notice. The centers are located at:

2001-08-31 04:00 - News Release

Washington, DC -- The following is a summary of on-going response and recovery efforts following the Aug. 10-12 storm in the District of Columbia. At close of business Aug. 30:

2001-08-30 04:00 - News Release

Washington, DC -- Disaster recovery officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the District of Columbia Emergency Management Agency (DCEMA) have initiated the Individual and Family Grant (IFG) program as one more way to help district residents cover the costs of necessary expenses and serious disaster-related needs that are not covered by insurance or other programs.

2001-08-29 04:00 - News Release

Washington, DC -- District residents who suffered losses as a result of the recent flooding but still have serious unmet needs may find help through a host of voluntary groups coordinated by a Long-Term Recovery Committee that will be working long after the disaster response has ended.

2001-08-24 04:00 - News Release

Release is courtesy of the DC Department of HealthWashington, DC -- The District of Columbia Department of Health issues the following Health Alert: One of the negative after-effects of a flooded building is mold. When airborne mold spores or mold cell bodies are present in large numbers they can trigger allergic reactions, asthma episodes and other respiratory and immune system problems. An allergy to mold can develop and become a lifelong problem.

2001-08-24 04:00 - News Release

Washington, DC -- Renters in the District of Columbia who experienced disaster-related losses caused by the flooding of Aug. 10-12 may be eligible for several district and federal recovery assistance programs.