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Fire Safety and Historic Buildings (2008)

​ Do you know the top causes of fire in historic buildings? The three key steps for preventing them? The new detection and suppression technologies you can put to use right now? Fire Safety and Historic Buildings, a 2008 Preservation Book, shows owners and stewards of historic buildings how to...

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Ellicott City One Year Later: Rising from a Flood

On the evening of July 30, 2016, the historic center of Ellicott City, Maryland, was devastated by one of the strongest floods in its 250-year history. In less than 90 minutes, a torrential storm dropped more than six inches of rain. In addition to being a humanitarian nightmare, the flood also...

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Summer 2015 Forum Journal: High Water and High Stakes: Cultural Resources and Climate Change

The summer issue of the Forum Journal looks at climate change and sea level rise and what they mean for historic resources now and in the future. Discover what communities are doing to mitigate the effects of sea level rise, and find out about changes to the National Flood Insurance Program and...

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Disaster Relief

FEMA Mitigation Assessment Team Reports and Recommendations 2016 Fall Flooding in Iowa 2012 Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York 2012 Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana 2005 Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast Este Lugar Me Importa Help send critical supplies to the people of...


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Protecting Our Historic Places in Uncertain Times

Is your historic property prepared for a disaster? Probably not. That was the conclusion by many who attended the two national conferences on “Balancing Public Safety and Protection of Historic Places” offered in 2002 by the Federal Preservation Institute, a program of the National Park...


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Lessons Learned from Hurricane Isabel

On September 18, 2003, Isabel slammed into southeast Virginia. This was the first hurricane experience for me and for many at Fort Monroe, an active Army post and a National Historic Landmark. Below are some lessons we learned. Know your storm history. A storm photo collection, covering 90...


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When Disaster Strikes

It was a historic landmark owner`s nightmare. At about 6 p.m. on July 18, 1998, as a storm raged outside, a 10-ton oak crashed through the roof of Frank Lloyd Wright`s Wisconsin home and studio, Taliesin, torquing the building on its foundation, crushing walls and roof, and opening Wright`s...


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Katrina Revisited: Walter Gallas and Preservation on the Ground

By Walter Gallas This week marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a devastating storm that affected the entire Gulf Coast. In this three-part series we'll hear from three individuals— Richard Moe , Walter Gallas, and Patty Gay —who worked on recovery and preservation efforts in the...

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Galveston Historical Foundation’s Center for Coastal Heritage

Chris Arneson of Building Solutions provides a brief explanation of rising damp during a 2013 conference hosted by the Center for Coastal Heritage. | Credit: Galveston Historical Foundation By Michael Guillot After Hurricane Ike swept through Galveston in September 2008, it became...

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Response and Recovery after the South Napa Earthquake: Restoring Napa’s Sense of Place

By Stacey De Shazo The word Napa often brings to mind visions of beautiful vineyards, amazing wine, and of course great food, but we are also a community that is passionate about historic preservation. After the South Napa Earthquake hit on Sunday, August 24, at 3:20 a.m. and the day broke,...

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