Emergency and Disaster Response Information
Heritage Preservation, The National Institute for Conservation
Disaster Resources for the Public
Disaster Resources for Cultural Institutions
Hurricane Resource for Cultural Institutions
Resources for Protecting and Saving Family Treasures and Historic Properties
Save Your Treasures the Right Way
Emergency Response Salvage Wheel (requires purchase)
Heritage Emergency National Taskforce
The Disaster Mitigation Planning Assistance Website can provide assistance in the event of a disaster with information about disaster plans for cultural institutions, regional Conservation Centers, and a Search menu listing disaster related services and supplies. National searchable list of vendors and supplies
Chicora Foundation - Dealing with Disasters
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) - Mid-Atlantic Resource Guide for Disaster Preparedness
Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) - Disaster Assistance
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - Emergency Response Action Steps
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Hurricane Information for Response and Cleanup Workers
Cornell University Library - Disaster Response Plan
The Library of Congress Sample Disaster Recovery Contract is a PDF document containing recommendations for the content of a contract for recovery services, and what you should expect from a viable recovery service vendor.
Disaster Relief: Starting points for Learning (pdf). College and Research Libraries News. February 2006, Vol. 67, No. 2.
For information on salvage of wet materials, click here.