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Be Prepared for Hurricane Ian

  • 1.  Be Prepared for Hurricane Ian

    Posted Sep 26, 2022 04:34 PM
    As Hurricane Ian approaches the coast of Florida, prepare now for possible strong winds, heavy rain, and flooding when the storm moves inland. While the projected impact is uncertain at this time, cultural institutions and art organizations should take time now to ensure that their hurricane preparedness measures are in place.

    Track the storm via the National Hurricane Center,

    Monitor information via your state’s Emergency Management Agency:
    in Florida: Emergency Management and Homeland Security on, Facebook (@FloridaSERT), and Twitter (@FLSERT);
    in Georgia: Emergency Management and Homeland Security on the GEMA/HS website and Facebook (@GEMA.OHS);
    in South Carolina: Emergency Management Division on the SCEMD website, Facebook (@SCEMD), and Twitter (@SCEMD);
    in North Carolina: Department of Public Safety on the NC DPS website, Facebook (@NCEmergency), and Twitter (@NCEmergency); and
    in Alabama: Emergency Management Agency on the EMA website, Facebook (Alabama Emergency Management Agency), and Twitter (@AlabamaEMA).

    Get ready to weather the storm with these Hurricane Relief Resources.

    For Immediate Advice or Assistance:

    Contact the National Heritage Responders at 202-661-8068.

    See the Northeast Document Conservation Center's Disaster Assistance or contact NEDCC's 24/7 Emergency Hotline
    at 855-245-8303.

    National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives

    If your repository is affected by a natural disaster, assistance is available to aid in your recovery. The SAA Foundation's National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives (NDRFA) provides grants of up to $5,000 to aid in immediate disaster recovery. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and grants are awarded with 7-10 business days. If your repository is in need, please review the guidelines and apply for NDRFA funding here

    If you would like to aid archivists recovering from disasters, please consider donating to the National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives. These funds help repositories across across the country in the wake of major disasters and crises.

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