Notice as of September 17, 2018:

This page (Guidelines) is obsolete. The new page for NARA-supplied information is Records Emergencies - Additional Resources.

At the request of FEMA, the links below have been supplied in order to aid those recovering from Hurricane Florence: 

After the Flood: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures

Salvaging Water-Damaged Family Valuables and Heirlooms

General Recovery Guidelines

Family Papers or Other Archival Documents

Refer to Caption Bound Volumes Fan the book open Place small strips of thin white paper approximately every ¼ inch close to the spine Allow the book to dry

Books or Bound Volumes

(Photographic Film and Prints)

Magnetic Media, Audio and Video