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Public Libraries Play Key Roles to Aid Community and Evacuee Hurricane Response

Key disaster roles that public libraries may perform include:

  1. Offer a Safe Haven
  2. Provide Normal Service in an abnormal time
  3. Be a Disaster Recovery Center
  4. Serve as an Information Hub
  5. Be a Cultural Organizations Liaison
  6. Be an Evacuee Resource
  7. Improvise as needed

Pick a role that your library might play and explore their best practices and resources.

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Mobile, Ala., Dec. 11, 2004 Mobile, AL - Federal Coordinating Officer Tony Russell teaches Annzwanetta Clark, 4, of Mobile, about the FEMA for Kids website at the Mobile Public Library Holiday Open House. FEMA Photo/Amanda Bicknell.