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