What To Do In An Emergency?
Disasters can vary widely in size, scope and severity, from a burst water pipe to a devastating earthquake. In the wake of a disaster, a priority for individuals and institutions is to ensure that their possessions, collections, and resources are safe and protected from further damage. Whether it is a historic home, a family photo album, a museum collection or important documents such as passports or birth certificates, it is important to address as quickly as possible any damage and to prevent any further harm.
In order to help cultural institutions, such as house museums and libraries, and individual citizens, we have assembled a series of web links to other government agencies and partner organizations that contain information for do-it-yourself approaches to respond to damage affecting natural and cultural resources.