Disaster Response and Recovery Resources

The following resources will help you stay informed about community responses to archives-related disasters, as well as national and international aid initiatives.

For immediate advice or assistance, see the Northeast Document Conservation Center's Emergency Resources or contact NEDCC's 24/7 Emergency Hotline at 855-245-8303. 


Resources for Response to COVID-19 Health Crisis
The SAA Council has created the following page to provide links to tools for managerial advocacy, support for displaced archives workers, and other resources to help the archives community navigate this global health crisis.

HENTF COVID-19 Resource Hub
The Heritage Emergency National Task Force has launched this web portal with an array of resources that can help you and your constituents respond to and recover from the pandemic. 


National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives
Originally established to address the stabilization and recovery needs of archival repositories affected by Hurricane Katrina, this fund now provides grants that support the recovery of archives collections from major disasters, regardless of region or repository type.


WILDFIRE Recovery Resources

HURRICANE Recovery Resources 

FLOOD Recovery Resources


Support for Hurricane Ida Aftermath (September 2021)

Recovery Resources for Flash Flooding + Hurricane Henri (August 2021)

Texas Severe Winter Storm (February 2021)

Tropical Storm Cristobal (June 2020)

Flood Recovery Resources for Tropical Storm Imelda (September 2019)

Hurricane Dorian (September 2019)

Midwest Flooding (March 2019)

Hurricane Lane (August 2018)

NEH Chairman's Emergency Grants Available for Humanities Institutions Impaced by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma (September 2017)

Hurricane Irma (September 2017)

Hurricane Harvey (August 2017)

National Heritage Responders Available to Assist with Tropical Storm Hermine (Sept. 2016)

FEMA: Be Informed - Natural Disasters (May 2012)

Earthquake in Chile (Feb. 2010)

International Relief for Haitian Cultural Heritage (Feb. 2010)

Upper Midwest Flooding (Heritage Emergency National Task Force Archive of Disaster Information) (March 2009)

Tragedy in Cologne, Germany (March 2009)

Emergency Response for Midwest Flooding (June 2008)

Iraqi Archives (2003-2008)

Hurricane Katrina Recovery Information (Sept. 2005)

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