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Resources for Hurricane Recovery

Monday, August 29, 2011 3:26 PM | Anonymous member
There are several resources in New York to assist your organization's
recovery from Hurricane Irene.   The State Office of Emergency
Management provides assistance, including access to products and
recovery services.  Go to: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/

The State Library and State Archives have resources to assist you.
Contacts, services, and resources are listed below by your
organization type. The State Library and State Archives are also
responsible for gathering information about the extent of damage to
your building and/or collections as well as recovery costs.  Contact
Barbara Lilley (blilley@mail.nysed.gov) or Maria Holden
(mholden@mail.nysed.gov) to report the impact of the storm on your
organization.

Libraries:

State Library staff are available to provide advice on recovering
collections.  Contact the State Library at (518) 486-4864.  For
additional resources, go to
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/cp/index.html

State Agencies:

Archives staff are available to provide advice on recovering damaged
records. When agency records are believed to constitute a hazard to
human safety or health or to property, the agency records management
officer may request authorization from the State Archives to destroy
or dispose of such records immediately. Contact the Archives at (518)
474-6926 or (518) 473-4254. For a complete listing of State Archives
disaster services and resources, go to:
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/records/mr_disaster.shtml

Local Governments:

The State Archives Regional Advisory Officers are available by
phone/email to provide advice on recovering archives and records and
to assist you in applying for a recovery grant. Local governments may
be eligible for up to $20,000 in disaster recovery funding for damaged
records. Contact your Regional Advisory Officer
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/directories/dir_staff.shtml#Advisory
or call the Archives at (518) 474-6926 or (518) 473-4254. For a
complete listing of State Archives disaster services and resources, go
to: http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/records/mr_disaster.shtml

Other Cultural Institutions (museums, historical societies, non-government archives):

State Archives and State Library staff are available to provide advice
on recovering collections.  Contact the State Library at (518)
486-4864 or the State Archives at (518) 474-6926 or (518) 473-4254.

questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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