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Disaster Resources

Disaster Resources

Online Natural Disaster Resources

This is a series of links, pdf’s and online articles that offer insight and guidance to coping with a variety of natural disasters. Links are to the National Trust for Historic Preservation articles, government and other organizational resources.

Funding Sources for Historic Preservation in Massachusetts

Natural Disasters: Preparedness Planning & Response:

Hurricane/Tornado Specific

Disaster Mitigation for Historic Structures: Protection Strategies

Response for local organizations and Main Streets

Financial Resources for Disaster Preparation, Planning and Response: This is a helpful page as it highlights some of FEMA’s disaster mitigation grant programs.

Heritage Conservation – guide to FEMA and SBAdisaster aid for cultural

Central site with information on disaster assistance from several federal agencies

NPS Preservation Briefs and Tech Notes – not specifically about
disaster assessment, but address many technical concerns specific to repair
of historic properties

Preservation Brief 31 – “Mothballing Historic Buildings” – some of the tips
in this publication about securing vacant properties might be helpful in
securing tornado-damaged structures


Heritage Emergency National Task Force: A variety of resources for planning/salvaging historic resources in the wake of emergencies/disasters.  Applicable to buildings, museums, etc.

Disaster Recovery Links

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

Info on Storm Assistance Centers

The Barnum Museum, Bridgeport, CT: The Barnum Museum was struck and damaged by a tornado in June of 2010. Their Executive Director has offered advice to museums, organizations in dealing with historic collections/resources damaged by tornadoes.

Massachusetts Statewide Disaster Relief Fund

The Massachusetts Statewide Disaster Relief Fund was created by Mass211 in cooperation with the executive board of the Massachusetts Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD).  All funds collected will be used to assist and coordinate for the unmet needs of the disaster survivors in the Commonwealth. 100% of all donations will be used for program services. For information call MASS211

Members of the public interested in volunteering their time/skills or wishing to donate products/ equipment are encouraged to do so by using the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Donation’s Management System

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