Hurricane Isabel occured over a two week period in September of 2003. The Tropical Depression that would later turn into Isabel started in the Atlantic Ocean. It made landfall in North Carolina and ripped through Virginia, West Virginia, and made its way into Canada. Funding for restoration topped $500,000 at the time and many federal organizations were involved for reconstruction. The most vulnerable residents were those that were trapped with no way to evacuate due to rising water. The beach tourist population became stranded without a way to safely leave, but they were also not allowed to enjoy the beach for two weeks following the Storm. The public were prepared with multiple call centers available ahead of time so that prevention of negligence could occur while families were stuck in their houses. This hurricane was fascinating to me because I lived in Northern Virginia at the time, where we were out of grade school for a few days to deal with the damage to my town. This was the first major weather hazard that I recall as a kindergarten student and I remember that the tree I loved to climb fell into our deck.