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Hurricane Service Roles


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Introduction to Library Hurricane Response
This project identifies and provides a forum to discuss key public library roles (their best practices and resources) that aid community and evacuee response to hurricanes. Read more...

Get To Know Your EOC
Getting to know your Emergency Operations Center (EOC) should be on the top of the list for every library. Read more...

Safe Haven
The public library is the community’s living room and study before and after a storm with safe, secure buildings, relaxing space, light, air conditioning, bathrooms and comfortable chairs. Read more...

Normal Service
The community counts on normal library service before and after the storm—be it book, DVD or Internet use, reference or family programming. Normal service provides hope, re-establishes government presence, reduces stress, returns normalcy, offers recreation and distraction. Read more...

Disaster Recovery Center
Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) offers community a DRC whether a FEMA designated DRC; a place to prepare residents for a DRC visit; a Point of distribution (POD) or a place to make sense. Read more...

Information Hub
The community counts on the library before and after a storm to offer copiers, phones, fax computers, WiFi, Internet and hurricane preparation and recovery information and assistance. Read more...

Cultural Organizations Liaison
Public library may serve as a liaison between emergency management (EM) and the community’s cultural institutions (CIs). Read more...

Evacuee Resource
Evacuees count on the nearest public library for a safe haven, normal service, disaster recovery center, and emergency information hub. Read more...

Improvise
The community counts on the public library during a disaster to improvise and do whatever is needed as directed by emergency management and local government. Read more...