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Two books spanned open with spines touching. Emergency Preparedness and Response

Collection Recovery Methods

In the case of a fire-related emergency, notify authorities and evacuate the building immediately.

How to Respond to Water Emergencies

  1. Report the problem.
  2. Check the floor plan to note other areas that may be affected.
  3. Remove standing water and protect collection materials with plastic sheeting and diverters.
  4. Stabilize the environment (fans to direct air flow, dehumidifiers as needed, open boxes or cabinet doors, circular fans).
  5. Recover items based on specific instructions, located on the left.

Last Reviewed: August 22, 2018