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Report of the NN/LM Hurricane Summit

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Click on the link or the image below to see our report of the NN/LM Hurricane Summit.  It’s very visual, in order to give the reader a feel for not just the content of the Summit but also the speakers and the venue.  Background information on some of the speakers and their past research is provided through hyperlinks, and contact information is available at the end of each section.  The Takeaways page lists key elements of the Summit that can be used to explore further research.

Featured Speakers

Raymond Santiago: COOP planning for the Miami/Dade Public Library System
MaryEllin Santiago: Experiences as project director for the Bill & Melinda Gates Gulf Coast Libraries Project
Mary Moore: University of Miami Health Sciences Library’s participation in Haiti earthquake relief
Tony Gonzalez: Emergency planning activities at the Miami/Dade Department of Public Health
Michelle Malizia: Survey of public libraries and disaster response

NNLM Hurricane Summit

2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Here’s NOAA’s time-lapse video of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season. Although an active season, only two storms, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, had a direct impact on the mainland United States, causing flooding in the Mid-Atlantic and New England. Puerto Rico was spared Lee, but was impacted by Irene and Tropical Storm Emily.

Reports About Hurricane Irene from ALA

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Click on the URL below to see an excellent report in American Libraries about the effect of Hurricane Irene on East Coast libraries.

Mid-Atlantic Resource Guide for Disaster Preparedness

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Any library that suffered water damage from Hurricane Irene will likely be looking for disaster-related help.  The Mid-Atlantic Resource Guide for Disaster Preparedness, published in 2009, contains a wealth of resources.  For those of you not in the Mid-Atlantic region, there are a number of national agencies that you will  find useful for your disaster plan.  Thanks to the Conservation Center for the Arts and Historical Artifacts for compiling this very useful document.

Click on the following URL for a pdf of the document: