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Heritage Emergency National Task Force

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FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution cosponsor the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, a partnership of 42 national service organizations and federal agencies created to protect cultural heritage from the damaging effects of natural disasters and other emergencies.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfSalvaging Water-Damaged Family Valuables and Heirlooms

The losses that are the result of disasters are usually measured in dollars, but often the losses that matter the most are the cherished items and heirlooms that are closest to the hearts of individuals and families. Al-though these treasured items may be damaged in floods, hurricanes, or tornadoes, it is often possible to salvage them. With a little patience, prompt action, and profes-sional tips, saving treasured photographs, letters, and other irreplaceable objects is possible, although it may involve a follow-up consultation with a conservator.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfAfter the Flood: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures

When homes are flooded and lives upended, treasured possessions such as family heirlooms, photos, and other keepsakes become more cherished. These valued objects may be saved if untouched by sewage or chemicals

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Icon for file of type application/pdfFire FEMA Fact Sheet 2015 rev CA
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Icon for file of type application/pdfAfter the Fire: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures

Cherished family heirlooms that survive a fire are often covered with soot and ash, requiring prompt and gentle attention to avoid further damage.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfDespués de las inundaciones: Consejos para la recuperación de tesoros familiares dañados (Spanish)

Cuando los hogares se inundan y las vidas quedan trastocadas, las preciadas posesiones tales como reliquias de familia, fotos y otros recuerdos se vuelven más preciadas. Estos objetos valiosos se pueden recuperar si no han sido tocados por las aguas fecales o los productos químicos.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfSau Cơn Lũ lụt: Lời khuyên cho việc Cứu vớt Gia sản Quý báu Bị Hư hại (Vietnamese)

Khi lũ lụt tàn phá các ngôi nhà và đảo lộn cuộc sống người dân, những đồ vật có ý nghĩa như vật gia truyền, hình ảnh và các vật lưu niệm khác càng trở nên quý báu hơn. Những món đồ vô giá này có thể cứu được nếu không bị nước thải hoặc các loại hóa chất ảnh hưởng.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfCómo salvar los objetos de valor y las reliquias familiares dañados por el agua
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Icon for file of type application/pdfComo proteger os bens valiosos e heranças da família danificados pela água
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Icon for file of type application/pdfRanmase dlo-domaje fanmi yo ak piès eritaj
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Icon for file of type application/pdfCứu Hộ Các Tài Sản Có Giá Trị Và Vật Gia Truyền Về Mặt Gia Đình Bị Hư Hỏng Do Nước
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Icon for file of type application/pdf挽救遭水损坏的家庭贵重物品和传家宝
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