Disaster Resources 

When disaster strikes, we want you to be ready!  

From an abundance of information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and National Park Service to the practical advice of preservationists, we've collected some of the best weather preparedness resources so that you can safeguard your historic site.





Click here for Hurricane Sally Assistance for Homeowners/Renters from FEMA. Homeowners and renters who suffered damage from Hurricane Sally in Baldwin, Mobile, and Escambia Counties, should apply to FEMA for federal disaster assistance as soon as possible. 



Recovery and Reporting Damages

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training has assembled a number of articles detailing the needs of your specific type of historic site.

When Disaster Strikes Historic Cemeteries

The Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF), a partnership between FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution, has a number of fact sheets to help the public recover treasured family belongings that might have been damaged by the storm:

After the Flood: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures

Salvaging Water-Damaged Family Valuables and Heirlooms

This fact sheet is also available in a few other languages. See the HENTF page in the FEMA Media Library.

Additional resources can be found on HENTF’s website:

Resources for the Public and Historic Property Owners

HENTF can help provide technical assistance to impacted cultural institutions and arts organizations before a major disaster is declared. If you know of an institution that suffered damage, please email lori.foley@fema.dhs.gov. Knowing who has been impacted assists in “situational awareness” so HENTF can better understand the full impact of the storm on cultural and historic resources and be ready to direct cultural stewards to specific resources for response and recovery. If a major disaster is declared for your state, HENTF wants to be able to direct them to apply for federal funding via FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.’s Public Assistance Program.