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General Guidance and Information

Model Ordinance: Post-Disaster Alteration, Repair, Restoration, Reconstruction and Demolition of Historic and Cultural Resources, Paige J. Swartley; California Preservation Foundation.

Disaster Management Programs for Historic Sites, ed. by Spennemann, Dirk H.R. and Look, David W.; Association for Preservation Technology, Western Chapter, San Francisco, USA, U.S. National Park Service and The Johnstone Centre, Charles Sturt University, Albury, Australia, 1998.

Before and After Disasters; Federal Funding for Cultural Institutions, FEMA 533; FEMA, Heritage Preservation, and National Endowment for the Arts, September 2005.

Safeguarding Your Historic Site: Basic Preparedness and Recovery Measures for Natural Disasters, FEMA Region 1; Boston, n.d. 

Integrating Historic Property and Cultural Resource Considerations Into Hazard Mitigation Planning; State and Local Mitigation Planning How-To Guide, FEMA 386-6, May 2005.

Thinking About the Unthinkable: A Disaster Plan For Historic Properties in Minnesota,  prepared by Claybaugh Preservation Architecture, Inc.; Minnesota Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office, September 1999.

Resilient Heritage: Protecting Your Historic Home from Natural Disasters, National Park Service National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, and Louisiana Office of Cultural Development, 2017.

Cultural Resource Protection and Emergency Preparedness, Volume 24, No. 8, 2001.National Park Service, Cultural Resource Management, 2001. 

Disaster Management, Volume 23, No. 6, 2000. , National Park Service, Cultural Resource Management, 2000. 

Protecting the Past from Natural Disasters, Carl L. Nelson; The Preservation Press, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1991. 


Earthquake

20 Tools That Protect Historic Resources after an Earthquake: Lessons learned from the Northridge Earthquake, Jeff Eichenfield; California Preservation Foundation, 1996.

Temporary Shoring & Stabilization of Earthquake Damaged Historic Buildings, Roy W. Harthorn; California Building Officials, Santa Barbara, 1998.

The Engineer’s View, Loma Prieta: Historic Buildings, Earthquake Damage & Seismic Strengthening, John Kariotis, Mike Krakower, and Nels Roselund; California Preservation Foundation, 1991.

Earthquake-Damaged Historic Chimneys: A Guide to the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Chimneys, M2A Milofsky and Michali Architects, Krakower and Associates, and Roselund Engineering Company; Historic Preservation Partners for Earthquake Response, July 1995.

Commercial Property Owner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety, 2006 Edition, California Seismic Safety Commission, Sacramento, 2006.

Homeowner’s Guide to Earthquake Safety, 2005 Edition, California Seismic Safety Commission, Sacramento, 2005. En Espanol (in Spanish).

Status of the Unreinforced Masonry Building Law; 2006 Report to the Legislature, SSC 2006-04; California Seismic Safety Commission, Sacramento.

History at Risk.  Loma Prieta: Seismic Safety & Historic Buildings, John F. Merritt; California Preservation Foundation, 1990. 


Fire

Is Your Home Protected from Wildfire Disaster? A Homeowner's Guide to Wildfire Retrofit, Institute for Business & Home Safety, 2001.

Fire Safety in Historic Buildings, Jack Watt; National Trust for Historic Preservation.

10 Tips for Preventing and Responding to Fire at a Historic House, David Weible; National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2016. 

Protecting California Native American Sites During Drought, Wild Land Fire, and Flood Emergencies: A Guide to Relevant Laws and Cultural Resources Management Practices, California Native American Heritage Commission, November 2015.


Flood

Treatment of Flood-Damaged Older and Historic Buildings, National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Protecting California Native American Sites During Drought, Wild Land Fire, and Flood Emergencies: A Guide to Relevant Laws and Cultural Resources Management Practices, California Native American Heritage Commission, November 2015.