Disaster Relief Information


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Heritage Emergency National Task Force | FEMA.govwww.fema.gov

FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution cosponsor the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, a partnership of 42 national service organizations and federal agencies …


Salvaging Water-Damaged Family Valuables and Heirloomswww.fema.gov

Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration Salvaging Water-Damaged Family Valuables and Heirlooms The losses that are the result of disasters are usually


ERS App – American Institute for Conservationwww.conservation-us.org

Long known as the authoritative resource for salvaging artifacts after a disaster, the Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel has been used by museums, libraries, and …


  • Cultural institutions, keep this 24/7 hotline number handy: 202.661.8068. The National Heritage Responders, a team of trained conservators and collections care professionals, are available 24/7 to provide advice to cultural stewards.
  • Familiarize yourself with the disaster declaration process in case one is declared for your state, https://www.fema.gov/disaster-declaration-process.
The Disaster Declaration Process | FEMA.govwww.fema.gov

This page provides procedural information regarding the Stafford Act declaration process and is intended for emergency managers, elected officials, media, and …


Additional response and recovery resources can be found on the Heritage Emergency National Task Force website, https://culturalrescue.si.edu/resources/response-recovery-resources/. And please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions at lori.foley@fema.dhs.gov or hentf@si.edu.

Response and Recovery Resources – culturalrescue.si.educulturalrescue.si.edu

Respond to an Emergency. The ERS: Emergency Response and Salvage app out­lines critical stages of disaster response and provides prac­tical salvage tips for nine …