I’m sure someone else has already done a better job with this, but just in case, here’s a hastily compiled list of pointers to disaster recovery resources. Please leave links to new or better resources in the comments and I’m also looking for other sources of grants or financial assistance. If any links are out of date or not useful, please let me know that too.
Thanks, and if anyone has other ideas of what can be done to help our colleagues affected by Sandy, please post in the comments.
Heritage Emergency National Task Force: Information on Major Disasters
Disaster Preparedness Clearinghouse Site from ALA
AIC’s Disaster Response & Recovery site
NEDCC’s Hotline page
Salvaging belongings damaged in a disaster – general (from Australia)
CoSA Water Damage Recovery
CoSA Emergency Planning and Response resources
Update: A great list from Metropolitan New York Library Council Disaster Recovery Resources
UPDATE: The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts has published a Mid-Atlantic Guide to Disaster Preparedness. We are actually in the process of updating it right now, but here is a link to last year’s edition:
Although there is a Mid-Atlantic focus, national resources and vendors are listed as well.
UPDATE: For local governments in New York State, the State Archives offers “Disaster Assistance for State Agencies, Local Governments, and Historical Records Repositories” at
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/records/mr_disaster.shtml, including Disaster Recovery Grants of up to $20,000 in disaster recovery funding for damaged records.
UPDATE: The AVPreserve blog also has a list of resources, many of them geared specifically to A/V : http://www.avpreserve.com/
UPDATE: Another great pages from NEDCC: 2012 Sandy Resources
UPDATE: Excellent page from NARA, for different types of organizations & individuals: http://www.archives.gov/preservation/records-emergency/
More sources of funding:
From SAA: National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives
From MARAC: MARAC Disaster Relief Fund