Emergency Information from ALCTS and FEMA
Emergency Checklist available from ALCTS (February 1996)
The American Library Association is a participant in the work of the National Task Force on Emergency Response, an initiative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Getty Conservation Institute, the National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property (NIC) and 21 other organizations. The Task Force has identified six areas for cooperative action: public information; technical information; training; development of personnel for on-site assistance; provision of supplies for on-site assistance; and funding for recovery.
The Task Force, led by the NIC, has developed a 20-page checklist of simple response, salvage, and recovery techniques for field workers and/or the general public. Last fall this was sent, by the NIC, to a wide range of libraries in the states most likely to be affected by hurricanes in the Southeast. If you do not receive a copy and would like one, please call the Chapter Relations Office at 800-545-2433, x4291; e-mail: email@example.com; or the ALA Library.
FEMA set up a website for flood relief in the Northeast in the spring of 1996, which has now been expanded to coverage of the Pacific Northwest. There is much information on its services, and some information on what individuals can do to salvage their personal property. The URL is: http://www.fema.gov/DIZAS/ While some of this information dates back to the spring floods, some is current.
Excerpted from: ALCTS NETWORK NEWS, v.11 no.1, Feb. 13 1996. To subscribe, issue the network command "tell listserv@uicvm sub alcts [your name]." Back issues of AN2 are available through the listserver. To find out what's available, send the following command to LISTSERV@UICVM: send alcts filelist Send questions about membership in ALCTS to the ALCTS Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
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