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Disaster Planning

Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Resources

Report Hurricane Damage to Historic Properties 

In addition to their terrible human and economic costs, disasters can also wreak havoc on historic properties. A number of online resources provide guidance on preparing for and recovering from disasters. 

South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

1000 Friends of Florida is a statewide non-profit organization that provides the below resources to assist with mitigation for historic structures.

After the Flood: Rehabilitating Historic Resources (PDF) by the Georgia State Historic Preservation Office 

Cemetery Disaster Planning (PDF), a publication by the Chicora Foundation, Inc.

The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office has a number of resource links available on their website for post-disaster recovery of historic buildings. 

Treatment of Flood Damaged Older and Historic Buildings (PDF) by the The National Trust for Historic Preservation. See also the National Trust's disaster relief and recovery website.

The National Park Service's National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) maintains a Disaster Preparedness and Recovery webpage.

The Crisis Handbook: A Guide to Community Action, published by Preservation Pennsylvania, provides helpful advice for responding to a preservation emergency.

Weather it Together, by the Maryland Historical Trust, contains tools and information on how to incorporate cultural resources into hazard mitigation planning, disaster response and recovery, and climate change adaptation.