Hurricane Isabel's punch was felt inland -- in this Richmond-area neighborhood and beyond -- after its landfall Sept. 18 on the East Coast. Photo by Roy Burroughs
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)--Southern Baptist Disaster Relief units from seven states were deployed Sept. 19 to Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland to lead in the cleanup and recovery efforts from the destruction left by Hurricane Isabel.
At least 17 deaths in seven states have been attributed to the storm which also left behind more than 4.5 million customers without power.
Disaster Relief teams from South Carolina, Kentucky and Georgia have activated kitchen units and recovery teams to serve throughout eastern Virginia, based in Norfolk, Chesapeake, Petersburg and Gloucester. A kitchen unit from Virginia also has been activated in-state for neighboring Newport News.