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Flood Salvage and Recovery

There are many free resources to assist you with salvage and recovery after flooding.

BE CAREFUL WHEN ENTERING FLOODED SPACES:
FEMA Coming Home After A Flood – http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/images/114335

FEMA Debris Removal Guidelines http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/images/110554

IMMEDIATE FREE PHONE ASSISTANCE:

The National Heritage Responders have a hotline to report damage and request assessments: 202.661.8068. This is monitored 24/7, and provides free consulting to any arts or cultural organization in emergency regarding things like costume/set/prop salvage, paper records salvage, digital salvage, etc.

Phone assistance for collections salvage: https://www.lyrasis.org/LYRASIS%20Digital/Pages/Preservation%20Services/Disaster%20Resources/Disaster-Assistance.aspx

Artists Studios:
http://www.studioprotector.org/OnlineGuide.aspx

SALVAGING GUIDANCE:

FEMA and the Heritage Emergency Task Force have two guides for salvaging personal treasures after fire or flood – which can certainly apply to artistic assets: http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/113297

Emergency Salvage of Wet Books and Records
https://www.nedcc.org/free-resources/preservation-leaflets/3.-emergency-management/3.6-emergency-salvage-of-wet-books-and-records

Salvage at a glance
http://cool.conservation-us.org/waac/wn/wn19/wn19-2/wn19-207.html

Salvage procedures for wet items
http://www.mnhs.org/preserve/conservation/emergency.php

More resources are listed at https://www.lyrasis.org/LYRASIS%20Digital/Pages/Preservation%20Services/Disaster%20Resources/Response-and-Recovery.aspx

Updated 8/31/16

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Mollie Quinlan-Hayes

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