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Contact LYRASIS at 800.999.8558

The Digital & Preservation Services Department has many resources available to help you. You can find our Disaster Resources pages at: http://bit.ly/lyrdisasterresources.

Through our work with the National Endowment for the Humanities, LYRASIS provides a variety of publications and linked resources for institutions to more fully develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of disaster planning and response.

Disaster Assistance provides information on who to contact in case of an emergency, signing up to be a volunteer in your region, and a list of other preservation programs that offer assistance.

Prevention and Planning provides resources on risk assessment for your building and collections, writing a disaster plan, training and cooperative planning.

Response and Recovery links resources by type of damage and material, lists services and supplies of disaster recovery, aid, and other agencies to look to for sound disaster information.

Other resources include:
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers tips on how to prepare for hurricanes and other tropical storms.

Before the hurricane:

— Know your surroundings and whether your home is in a flood prone area. Determine where you would go — and how you would get there — if you were ordered to evacuate

— Cover your home's windows, either with permanent storm shutters or marine plywood at least 5/8 of an inch thick

— Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well-trimmed

— Clear clogged rain gutters

— Secure all outdoor furniture, decorations, trash cans and anything else that could blow away.

— Install a generator for emergencies


— Listen to the radio or TV for information

— Secure your home, close storm shutters, and secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors

— Turn off propane tanks

— Avoid using the phone except for serious emergencies

— Ensure a supply of water for sanitary purpose such as cleaning and flushing toilets. Fill the bathtub and other larger containers with water

— Stay indoors during the hurricane and away from windows and glass doors

Do Not:

— Drive into low-lying areas or over roads and bridges that are already under water If evacuating, bring:

— Checkbooks

— Driver's license

— Credit card information

— Birth certificates

— Social Security cards

Source: FEMA - Online: http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

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