“Our natural, cultural, and historic resources include irreplaceable documents, books, photographs, buildings…In the aftermath of a disaster, these resources can help restore a sense of identity and normalcy, provide an economic anchor during the long-term recovery, and sustain and heal distressed communities.” -The COSTEP Starter Kit


What you can do before a disaster hits. Find out about preparedness and mitigation actions to ready yourself, your collections, and your institution for whatever may come.  


What to do when a disaster strikes, beyond staying safe and staying out of the way of first responders.  Follow these guidelines in the immediate aftermath of an emergency in order to be prepared to start your recovery process as soon as possible.


Steps you can take to bounce back after a disaster. These resources can help your organization navigate the complexities of recovery funding, building restoration, collection salvage, and community healing.