Hurricane Readiness & Response Resources

Excerpt from email distributed 10/5/16 at 3:51 PM from ArtsReady on behalf of the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response:

Preparation and salvage information for artists is available through CERF+:
CERF+’s Studio Protector online guide is the source for emergency preparedness and recovery information for artists. Visit the site now for suggested measures to take in advance of and in the aftermath of a hurricane.

* Hurricane and flood preparedness check lists for your studio and home
* Being ready with evacuation planning
* Cover your art, assets and archives, including a quick digital camera or smart phone video of your current inventory.
* Artist-to-artist videos about preparing for and recovering from emergencies

FEMA’s website has check lists and resources for before, during and after a hurricane as well as a disaster preparedness and response mobile app

The American Red Cross has a suite of well-designed apps to cover a wide range of emergencies, including hurricanes. Each app covers what to do if you are in the middle of an emergency, next steps, and preparedness tips.

The Institute for Business and Home Safety has detailed information on preparing your home or studio for disasters (Select “Hurricane” icon from the “Risks” on the right.).

Preparation and salvage information for arts organizations is available through ArtsReady (the government websites above can also be helpful for those within organizations).

Your agency may be called upon to respond and assist constituents who are impacted by the storm. The Coalition’s Essential Guidelines for Arts Responders, which outlines recommendations, provides models, offers options, and identifies key resources is available online. This information distills the many years of experience helping artists and arts organizations before, during and after disasters, that have been gained by members of the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response.