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Flood and Water Damage

American Institute for Conservation (AIC)
          Tips for the Care of Water-Damaged Family Heirlooms and Other Valuables
          Salvaging Water Damaged Textiles

Conservation Online disaster preparedness and response links are here.

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) - Salvage of Wet Photographs

The Library of Congress - Emergency Drying Procedures for Water Damaged Collections

Image Permanence Institute (IPI) - "A Consumer Guide for the Recovery of Water-Damaged Traditional and Digital Prints" (PDF document)

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) Wet Recovery

National Park Service Conserve O Grams (PDF documents)
          Health and Safety Hazards Arising from Floods
          An Emergency Cart for saving water Damaged Objects
          Salvage of Water Damaged Collections: Salvage at a Glance
          Salvage at a Glance, Part I: Paper Based Collections
          Salvage at a Glance, Part II: Non-Paper Based Archival Collections
          Salvage at a Glance, Part III: Object Collections
          Salvage at a Glance, Part IV: Natural History Collections
          Salvage at a Glance, Part V: Textiles
          Emergency Treatment for Water-Soaked Furniture and other Wooden Objects

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) (PDF documents)
          Disaster Recovery: Salvaging Books
          Disaster Recovery: Salvaging Books (Spanish)
          Disaster Recovery: Salvaging Photograph Collections
          Disaster Recovery: Salvaging Photograph Collections (Spanish)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
          Flood information
          Emergency Response Action Steps