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The Alliance has compiled this set of hurricane resources from throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Disaster Prevention and Planning

Lyrasis offers this resource for things to do to prepare for hurricane season including assigning responsibility, working with emergency agencies, defining the scope of the planning project, reporting the schedule, assessing collections among other things. (PDF, 4 pages)

Disaster Response and Recovery Resources

The Minnesota Historical Society shares salvage procedures for a wide variety of materials, including textiles, photographs, wooden objects, leather, paintings and paper.

Protect Your Property or Business from High Winds

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a series of articles that discuss protecting property from high winds. Topics include installing plywood window covers, bracing gable end roof framing, reinforcing double entry doors, and removing potential windborne missiles. Each article includes tips, estimated costs, and additional resources.

Rapid Building and Site Condition Assessment Instructions

The NPS provides a useful resource to use after a disaster such as a hurricane. The document can be used to quickly assess conditions within a disaster region; it has an emphasis on historic structures. Instructions on using the form are also available. (PDF, 2 pages)

Salvage at a Glance

The Western Association for Art Conservation offers a quickly readable chart that outlines priorities, handling precautions, packing and drying methods for archival materials.

What To Do When Collections Get Wet

The Library of Congress Preservation Directorate offers this useful tool to help institutions recover from water damage. It has concise information that covers air-drying of paper, books, and photographs and recovery from mold.

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