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Cultural Organizations Liaison

Service Role

Public library may serve as a liaison between emergency management and the community’s cultural organizations.


Cultural organizations may need to:

  • Identify, prioritize and protect their key assets through coordination with others;
  • Assist each other to respond to a hurricane;
  • Coordinate their efforts when aiding community hurricane response;
  • Establish a single point of emergency communication contact with emergency management.
  • Model efforts include: Alliance for Response, COSTEP; HERA & 1000 Friends of Florida.

Best Practices

Cultural Organization Liaison

Hurricane Katrina relief drive at the Pirate Soul Museum : Key West, FL Credit: Dale M. McDonald Florida Electronic Library .