Resources for Flood Impacted Areas

St. Louis and surrounding areas received a record amount of rain last week, resulting in catastrophic flooding.

We wanted to join our friends at Missouri Humanities and Landmarks Association of St. Louis in sharing information on resources available to those impacted by the flooding.

National Heritage Responders — A team of trained conservators and collections care professionals who have experience handling a wide range of materials from paper to textiles to paintings and more. They have a FREE 24/7 hotline administered by the Foundation of Advancement in Conservation (202) 661-8068 NRHpublichelpline@culturalheritage.org

Save Your Family Treasures | FEMA.gov — FEMA offers guidance to help individuals and families salvage family belongings like photos, documents, books, etc. folowing a disaster.

Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative — Offers guidance on saving cultural heritage threatened or impacted by disasters, including how-to resources and videos.

St. Louis Flood Relief and Recovery — St. Louis City government resources and information for the July 2022 flood.

NPS Technical Preservation Services: Guidelines on Flood Adaption for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings — Updated 2021. Guidelines on how to follow the Secretary of Interior Standards for Historic Rehabilitations in regards to buildings in flood-prone areas.