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Hurricane Preparedness and Recovery for Owners of Historic Properties

​Comprehensive pre- and post-hurricane checklists prepared by Historic Charleston Foundation. While some of the contact information is specific to Charleston, the action steps listed in this guide can be applied elsewhere. #PreservationTools #Charleston #DisasterRelief #DisasterResponse

HCF_HurricanePreparedness&Recovery.pdf


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Flood Mitigation, Choose Your Own Adventure Style

Owners of buildings that are susceptible to flooding are currently evaluating what they can do to protect their properties. Here at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, we have been going through that process with our site that frequently floods, the Farnsworth House in Plano,...

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On the Hill: Historic Tax Credit Update, Bears Ears, Transportation, Disaster Relief, and World War I Monuments

By Government Affairs Staff Updated 12/20/17: See updates in the Historic Tax Credit Section. As we head into the last month of 2017, a number of critical issues related to historic preservation are looming on the hill—from the future of the historic tax credit (HTC) to some good news...

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2017 Two Pager on Historic Preservation Disaster Assistance Package for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

12/4/2017: As victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria continue to assess damages and begin planning efforts to rebuild, the Trump Administration and Congress have begun consideration of another emergency supplemental hurricane recovery package. The Administration has proposed a $44 billion...

Harvey Irma and Maria Disaster Assistance Proposal.11.27.pdf


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Mexico City Is on Its Feet: Reflections on Earthquake Recovery

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s ReUrbanism work positions preservation in the larger context of human needs. But society’s ability to meet our most basic needs can be undercut by disasters. We all understand the direct threats that natural disasters pose to our cultural heritage...

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Keeping History Above Water in Annapolis

By Carlo Urmy The second Keeping History Above Water conference —held October 29 through November 1 in Annapolis, Maryland—again brought attendees from around the world together to discuss the impact of sea level rise on historic coastal communities. The first conference, organized by the ...

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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...

NTHP Preservation Books_Fire Safety in Historic Buildings.pdf



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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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Local Organizations

Over the years, the National Trust’s Main Street Center has published a variety of articles that can help these organizations as they prepare for and respond to natural disasters. This document is designed to help local nonprofits and Main Street organizations prepare for disasters. Disaster...