For an orientation to disaster planning:
- One-page essay, "Lessons Learned from the Flood of 2007" at http://bit.ly/JHC1Qo
- Two-page outline, "Before Disaster Strikes: Ten Things You Need to Know": pdf or Word document
- 21-page template plan, "Disaster planning for rural libraries in Arizona" at http://bit.ly/Lqu8cY
- The right menus offer links to plan templates and advice in writing a disaster plan.
- Insurance questions are questions to ask your insurance agent to ensure your insurance finances your recovery.
- Salvage priorities provides criteria for identifying the really important items in your library, as opposed to what is merely popular.
- Disaster Trailer lists supplies for cleaning up disastrous messes in CKLS Disaster Supply Trailer. I recommend adding to your plan, all the cell phone numbers mentioned on this page so you can contain us day or night.
- Drying books, odors, etc. provide instructions for drying out and repairing damaged items.
- After writing your first draft, compare the draft with the "Evaluating plan". Make improvements.
- Upon completing the final draft, email a copy of plan to Chris Rippel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Chris will post it on the Web with a link in the left column.
After disaster strikes:
- Get out your plan and implement it. If you can't find your plan, remember it is in the left column of this Website.
- Call CKLS for their Disaster Trailer. The trailer contains a big water vacuum for sucking up lots of water; dehumidifiers and fans to dry out the air; and gloves, hardhats, power and hand tools, big tarps, electrical cords, etc.
- For drying books, I recommend the video series at http://bit.ly/KNGrRY