Alert from the New York State Archives
The National Weather Service is predicting a coastal Nor'easter will strike the New York Metropolitan area on Wednesday, November 7, to Thursday, November 8. Potential impacts include wind gusts up to 50 mph, minor to moderate coastal flooding, and heavy rain along the coast.
This storm will likely hamper recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy and could cause further or new damage to records repositories.
Please be prepared
Here are some tips to help records repositories prepare:
- Know what's coming your way. Track the storm.
- Keep contact information for key staff, services, and resources with you at all times.
- Review your emergency response plan and take it home with you.
- Move valuable historical and vital records out of basements and off floors.
- Gather plastic sheeting for covering paper records, file cabinets, and computer equipment stored in vulnerable locations.
- If possible, check your records storage area as soon as the storm is over.
- Identify and, if necessary, acquire alternative power sources, such as generators.
- Hold a planning meeting with staff today!
As you prepare for the storm, remember that the New York State Archives
is available to help. Visit our Disaster
Assistance webpage for resources
and contact information.
Remember, if you suffer a records-related disaster to contact the State Archives right away at email@example.com.