University of Texas at Austin Offers Help to Flood Victims

 

Image Courtesy of UT Austin
Image Courtesy of UT Austin

 

Many of you are aware of the floods still ravaging Texas. If you, like me, have family or friends living in areas with high water, please let them know conservators and students at The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information are available to provide advice and limited disaster recovery assistance to help flood victims salvage damaged family treasures.

Wet papers and photographs, textiles, scrapbooks, books and other sentimental objects should be frozen, if possible, and not thrown out, the conservators say.

Losing such items can be devastating after disasters such as floods. Luckily, many things can be salvaged with proper guidance.

Flood victims are urged to contact the iSchool for advice on conservation at 512-903-9564 or response@ischool.utexas.edu.

Faculty members and students also plan to host salvage workshops in areas most affected by flooding during the next few weeks and will schedule those sessions soon. Please contact response@ischool.utexas.edu if you are interested in hosting or attending a salvage session.

For more information, contact: Karen Pavelka, School of Information, 512-903-9564.

http://news.utexas.edu/2015/05/26/ischool-can-help-flood-victims-save-documents-and-heirlooms?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=UTAustinNews

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