Cultural Heritage Disaster Response Resources

The Association for Preservation Technology (APT) Disaster Response Initiative (DRI) Task Group is currently building resources for disaster response.  Check back as more useful information is added to the page. 



  • Track the storm via the National Hurricane Center,
  • Monitor information via your State Emergency Management Agency. For links to public safety websites for states, territories, and the District of Columbia, see
  • Make sure staff, volunteer, and board contact lists are up to date. Determine how you will communicate with one another before, during, and after the storm.
  • For tips on what to do before, during, and after a hurricane, go to
  • Keep this 24/7 hotline number handy: 202.661.8068. The National Heritage Responders, a team of trained conservators and collections care professionals, are available 24/7 to provide advice.
  • Download FEMA fact sheets “After the Flood: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures” and “Salvaging Water-Damaged Family Valuables and Heirlooms,” available at






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For more information or to get involved, please contact us at [email protected].

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