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Last week, a major disaster declaration was approved for the severe storms and flooding that impacted Maine in December. Public assistance is available in 9 counties: Androscoggin, Franklin, Hancock, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo, and Washington. See this map for further location and assistance details: Designated Areas | FEMA.gov.
Meanwhile in California, significant rainfall throughout the state this week has resulted in flood warnings and watches. Possible rainfall totals between 3 and 12 inches remain likely across south and southwest facing foothills and mountains.
For archives and archivists who've been affected, there are resources available. Please review and share with any affected cultural institutions and organizations!
Response and Recovery Resources (HENTF)
Disaster Response and Recovery Guides (FAIC)
Save Your Family Treasures (HENTF)
Members of the public with questions about saving family heirlooms can contact the National Heritage Responders at NHRpublichelpline@culturalhertiage.org.
Request support from the SAA Foundation National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives (NDRFA). Grants of up to $5,000 are available for immediate recovery needs. To support institutions and archivists affected by these floods, consider making a donation to the NDRFA fund. Review the Documenting in Times of Crisis: A Resource Kit, which provides templates and documents to assist cultural heritage responders and archivists in collecting materials on tragedies within their communities. For direct assistance, contact the SAA Crisis Collecting Assistance Team, which offers remote assistance and general guidance on crisis collecting. CCAT volunteers include expert archivists who have all faced similar situations in leading and supporting their staff through processing and documenting tragedies great and small.
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