State Agencies, Local Governments, Libraries, Non-profits Statewide Contract for Document Recovery – Use this contract to recover documents after a disaster, including water damage, fire, mold, or other incident.
Salvaging Water Damaged Family Photographs—Tips for handling, cleaning, and drying damaged family and historic photographs.
Records for Families—Safeguarding
the records that protect your family’s
health, identity, and financial
Records and Disasters—Executive
Briefing for Georgia Officials
(PowerPoint Presentation, 25 MB
Strategies for Protecting Government's
Essential Operating Records (the pdf)
Disaster Preparedness Planning—Advice
for government officials, records management officers, and other records
custodians on identifying potential dangers to records and preparing a disaster
Emergency Response Tips for
Wet or Damaged Objects—Tips for handling wet books, documents,
photographs, glass, leather, metals, paintings, etc.
Mitigating Potential Hazards to
Materials and Individuals Following a Disaster—Includes links to health
assistance and information and disaster preparedness and prevention.
Resources to Aid in Salvaging Personal
Belongings—Links to organizations which can help you with advice on
salvaging your belongings after a disaster.
Responding to a Mold Outbreak—Tips for dealing with mold in your records or archives facility.
Selected Sources for Recovery—List of disaster recovery services and commercial vendors.
Fillable Forms and Templates For Your Archives' Disaster Plan
The PDF forms are formatted so that they may be completed electronically and printed out for inclusion in a disaster plan. If you have the full version of Adobe Acrobat®, you can save the completed form for future editing. The Disaster Plan Template and PReP are Microsoft Word 97-2003 documents that can be saved to a local computer for customization.
Records Disaster Response Plan—Use this fill-in-the-blank template to create a disaster plan for a records or archival organization.
Prevention and Safety Checklist—This checklist will aid
institutions in conducting building inspections for safety and disaster
Supplies stockpile Checklist—Maintaining a stockpile of emergency
supplies is essential to a quick response.
Equipment and Services—Keep track of contact information for services
and supplies your archives might need in the event of a disaster.
Pocket Response Plan (PReP)—The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) developed
this template as part of its Emergency Preparedness Initiative. Side A is an Emergency Communications Plan and Side B provides an Emergency Response Checklist. It can be downloaded
in Microsoft Word or as a fillable PDF and customized for any organization, then printed double-sided on a sheet of legal-size paper, trimmed and folded to fit into a Tyvek envelope that will fit in a wallet.
Pocket Response Plan for Georgia’s Local Governments
Disaster Preparedness Information
These sites have lots of useful information, including checklists, tips and resources, to help you in the event of a disaster, with an emphasis on preserving and recovering your important records and treasures.
Ready Georgia, the statewide dimension of Ready America
Aimed at motivating Georgians to take action to prepare for a disaster.
Flood Recovery Booklet from the Northeast Iowa Library Service Area
Comprehensive information for the public from evacuation through recovery.
Saving Nebraska’s Treasures, from NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations
Great site with general preservation tips and videos.
Home Movie Recovery, from AMIA (Association of Moving Image Archivists) Hurricane Relief
What to do about your home movie damage
Disaster Resources for the Public, part of Heritage Emergency National Task Force
A website with disaster resources for the public in case of hurricane
Last update: 8/19/2010