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disaster recovery

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Disaster Recovery

The Family Archives Rescue Project
safeguards and reunites family histories

"We've lost everything..." How many times have you heard this phrase uttered after a major disaster or fire. While you may not be able to save all your precious memories and mementos during and after a fire, flood or other calamity, the steps outlined in this section will help you salvage what you can, safely.

Just remember, in the event of a major disaster, the first thing you should think about saving is your life and those of your family. Get to safety quickly and worry about your things after the disaster has passed.

WARNING: The proper protective gear should be worn when working in any disaster-damaged area. This includes safety glasses, masks, heavy gloves, work boots, heavy cotton shirts and pants. Also check with local authorities to find out what they recommend you should wear.