Tuesday, May 24, 2011

NCPTT Publishes Disaster Response Guidelines for Historic Cemeteries

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) has published a short article listing guidelines on what to do when a disaster (such as a tornado) strikes historic cemeteries.  The first step is - take a deep breath and realize the damage is done.  You have time to fully assess and restore the situation.  Good advice - it's a bad idea to jump in with a chainsaw and dumptruck, downed trees and hanging limbs can be dangerous, and that chunk of marble you think is beyond recovery might be salvageable once you really take a look at it.  Go slow and do it right!  Sphere: Related Content

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