Drying of Historic Properties (Gordon Shepperd, Principal of Appollo BBC, Past President of APT-Texas)
After the Flood: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures (FEMA Fact Sheet, English)
Despues de las inundaciones: Consejos para la recuperacion des tesoros familiars danados (FEMA Fact Sheet, Spanish)
Salvaging Water-Damaged Family Valuables and Heirlooms (FEMA Fact Sheet, English)
Como salvar los objetos de valor y las reliquias familiars danados por el agua (FEMA Fact Sheet, Spanish)
Treatment of Flood-Damaged Older and Historic Buildings (National Trust for Historic Preservation)
National Trust for Historic Preservation: Disaster Relief & Recovery Resources
Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums: Heritage Resources for Arts & Culture Organizations in Response to Ida
- Historic building materials can often be dried and saved (don’t tear out your old lime plaster or woodwork yet)! Historic plaster is made with lime, which is mold and mildew-resistant, and often survives flooding – unlike drywall.
- Keep the air moving!
- Heirloom textiles may also be salvaged, if well-rinsed with clean water and air dried.
Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage staff: email@example.com or 908.237.2010