Flood and Water Damage
The Alliance has compiled this set of flood and water damage resources from throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.
Emergency Drying Procedures for Water Damaged Collections
The Library of Congress offers Emergency Drying Procedures for Water Damaged Collections. It provides a quick reference of immediate steps to be taken for books, framed items, paper documents, and photographs.
Emergency Salvage of Wet Books and Records
The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) offers a technical leaflet that addresses emergency salvage of wet books and records.
Outline for a Flood Preparedness Exercise
Conservation OnLine (CoOL) provides Outline for a Flood Preparedness Exercise was developed for staff training at Stanford University Libraries. It lists action steps for books, flat paper, non-print materials, and electronic storage media. It discusses recovery for minor and major emergencies.