During a Disaster

Northeast Document Conservation Center 24/7 Emergency Helpline: As part of its Preservation Services program, NEDCC offers an emergency assistance program for institutions and individuals with damaged paper-based collections.  Disaster Assistance Hotline: 978-470-1010

Midwest Art Conservation Center: The MACC staff is available 24 hours-a-day, 7 days a week to give immediate assistance with disaster recovery efforts. Call the main phone number, 612-870-3120, and you will be directed to a staff member immediately or to an after-hours emergency phone. For non-urgent issues, MACC email is answered during the day: info@preserveart.org

These communications and assistance are free and can provide you with condition assessment information and advice regarding the proper care and handling of damaged or at-risk art and artifacts. MACC also maintains a cache of disaster supplies when the on-site assistance of MACC conservators is essential to a collections’ recovery. MACC’s on-site disaster recovery assistance is a fee-based service dependent on travel and time. (based in  Minneapolis)

American Institute for Conservation: AIC’s 24-hour assistance number is 202.661.8068 for advice by phone. Call 202.661.8068 to arrange for a team to come to the site to complete damage assessments and help with salvage organization.

Northern States Conservation Center: buying disaster supplies and conservation materials

The new CEMA Re-entry Hotline number is 1-855-880-2362 and is toll-free.  The re-entry hotline is a valuable communication tool for residents who have evacuated to seek shelter outside of Chatham County.  Local media outlets, shelters, as well as CEMA will be distributing information; however, the re-entry hotline is another way for our residents to gain re-entry information following an evacuation. The number is solely for re-entry information.  This line will not be used for the dissemination of storm information, damage reports, and other disaster information.

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