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Improving Florida Public Library Utilization in Community Hurricane Response

Information Institute Director Charles R. McClure notes, "Individual Florida public libraries have played important roles in helping their communities to better prepare and recover from hurricanes. This project will increase the capacity of all Florida public libraries to better help their communities respond to hurricanes." Read more...

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NPR Highlights the Importance of Libraries in Hurricane Season

The August 12, 2013 NPR Morning Edition reported the key role the New York Public Libraries played before, during and after Hurricane Sandy. Librarians helped mend their communities by providing internet access, assisting patrons with FEMA applications, and providing essentials such as clothing and running water.

Countdown to the END of Hurricane Season!

New Hurricane Flyer Now Available!

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Project News

August 12, 2013

NPR Highlights the Importance of Libraries in Hurricane Season

June 12, 2013

Laura I. Spears Present Hurricane Preparedness Workshop

June 1, 2013

Hurricane Season 2013 Begins - Are You Ready?

June 1, 2012

Hurricane Season 2012 Begins - Are You Ready?

June 6, 2011

Charles R. McClure Named Hurricane Expert for Third Year

June 1, 2011

Hurricane Season 2011 Begins - Are You Ready?

August 18, 2010

Updated Hurricane Training Video

August 11, 2010

Emergency Management WebJunction

July 8, 2010

New Hurricane Flyer Now Available!

June 3, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill Dangers Increase

June 1, 2010

Hurricane Season 2010 Begins!

April 17, 2010

McClure Makes Presentation at Texas Library Association

April 15, 2010

2010 Hurricane Season Predicted to be Busy

February 3, 2010

Changes to Improve Hurricane Website

October 21, 2009

Webinar: Hurricane Preparedness and Response

June 29, 2009

YouTube Hurricane Web Training Video

June 8, 2009

Professor Charles R. McClure Named as Hurricane Expert

June 1, 2009

Arrival of Hurricane Season!

February 20, 2009

State Librarian Hurricane Webcast

January 28, 2009

FL Hurricane Public Libraries Wiki

January 14, 2009

Lyrasis Blog


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