Organizations that offer

help and assistance to businesses and families


FEMA – Recover & Rebuild

FEMA – Response Plans

Heritage Preservation – disaster response

Red Cross –

Companies for hire to dry your building and contents


Belfor USA (formerly DRS and Document Reprocessors)

Polygon (formerly Munters Moisture Control Services

ServPro – cleaning and building drying

Sungard – for disaster response for your computers and data

Publications and organizations to consult

The Disaster Mitigation Planning Assistance Website (Michigan State University LibrariesCenter for Great Lakes Culture &California Preservation Program)

Floods: The Awesome Power (NOAA)

AIC – American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artist Works and

Historic PreservationEmergency Response & Salvage Wheel App:

British Library Preservation Advisory Centre publications Leaflets on Mold, Pests, and Salvage:

British Library Preservation Advisory Centre Disaster / Emergency Management

Canadian Conservation Institute

Conservation Center for Art and Historical Artifacts

Mid-Atlantic resource guide for preparedness (PDF)

Library of Congress Preservation Initiative – Emergency Preparedness

Risk Management / Insurance

LOC / Federal Library Network – Disaster Preparedness Working Group

Disaster Recovery Journal

California Preservation Program

Unitrends – online backup systems and data protection

Unitrends – white papers about data protection

Protext – supplies for libraries & businesses

Artifax – Zorbix and Vacme – products to dry small quantities of books

Contingency Planning & Management

National Park Service

Crisis Management International

Indoor Environmental Standards Organization

Library and Archives Groups with Disaster Response Information

Image Permanence Institute – info about film, photographs and environmental conditions

International Centre for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

Northeast Document Conservation Center – Disaster Assistance

National Archives – disaster response

NARA Records Emergency Information

Conservation Online Disaster Response page