Recovery Resources for Flash Flooding + Hurricane Henri

August 23, 2021—Hurricane Henri, though recently downgraded to a tropical depression, continues to move across the east coast, as those in middle Tennessee face the aftermath of severe flash flooding. Please share the following resources with any cultural institutions that may need help recovering:

Monitor the storm at National Hurricane Center or from your state emergency management agency. See the HENTF dashboard for graphics from the National Hurricane Center as well as preparedness tips for cultural institutions and other useful links.

Review these Flood Recovery Resources, as compiled by the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC).

Browse the SAA Disaster Response and Recovery Resources page for compiled information on hurricane and flash flooding.

Request support from the SAA Foundation National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives (NDRFA). 

To support institutions and archivists affected by this flooding, consider making a donation to the NDRFA fund

For Immediate Advice or Assistance:

Contact the National Heritage Responders at 202-661-8068.

See the Northeast Document Conservation Center's Emergency Resources or contact NEDCC's 24/7 Emergency Hotline at 855-245-8303



 FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution co-sponsor the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, a partnership of 42 national service organizations and federal agencies created to protect cultural heritage from the damaging effects of natural disasters and other emergencies. 



The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) supports conservation education, research, and outreach activities that increase understanding of our global cultural heritage.


The Society of American Archivists Foundation is the nation’s leading source of nonprofit funding dedicated to the interests of archives and archivists. The SAA Foundation and the Society of Southwest Archivists sponsor the National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives, which provides funds to address the stabilization and recovery needs of archival repositories affected by natural disasters.