Storm damage assistance

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    • #133248

      Let Heritage Preservation know if you or a museum, library, or heritage collectons or sites have sustained storm damage–we can connect you with resources. Heritage Preservation’s Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel is available as a free app. Go to the iTunes App Store and search for “ERS: Emergency Response and Salvage.” Once you install the app, the information will be in your device–no internet connectivity will be needed to access the information. This is even a handy resource if you or someone you know have damaged family heirlooms. Stay dry and safe everyone!

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      Carolyn Frisa

      Another great free resource for cultural institutions in the AIC-Cultural Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT). AIC-CERT responds to the needs of cultural institutions during emergencies and disasters through coordinated efforts with first responders, state agencies, vendors and the public. Volunteers can provide advice and referrals by phone 24 hours a day by calling (202) 661-8068. Requests for onsite assistance will be forwarded by the volunteer to the AIC-CERT Coordinator and Project Director for response. Less urgent questions can also be answered by emailing Please don’t hesitate to contact us!

      More information can also be found on our website

    • #133253

      I would also like to remind people of the Society of American Archivists’
      National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives.

      Any repository that holds archival records or special collections is eligible to apply for a grant. The repository need not be a member of SSA or SAA. Grant monies may be used for the direct recovery of damaged or at-risk archival materials; such services as freeze drying, storage, transportation of materials, and rental facilities; supplies, including acid-free boxes and folders, storage cartons, cleaning materials, plastic milk crates, and protective gear; and to defray the costs for volunteers or other laborers who assist with the recovery.

    • #133252

      Thanks Carolyn and Miriam–excellent information to have on hand. These and similiar resources can also be found here:

    • #133251

      BMS CAT, Inc. has mobilized additional resources into the NY, NJ, DC and PA area to support our clients that have collections, valuable papers and books. We have the world’s largest capacity for freeze drying via submlimation. We have a contract with the GSA for emergency services. State, County and Municipalities can use our contract for recovery without competitive bidding for emergency services. We have extensive experience with museums, libraries and valuable media. Stay safe! Please call Mark Rocco for assistance or questions @ 562-673-6322 or e mail at!

    • #133250

      Here are some documents that may be helpful during recovery efforts.
      Mark Rocco, BMS CAT, 562-673-6322

    • #133249

      I am a conservator who has treated many individual works of art and household items damaged in disasters. For archives or other collections of paper, we work with a company called Rapid Refile, which has a large facility in PA, but handles work in several surrounding states. Their email: My e-mail:

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