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Adaptations of the Cultural Resource

Disaster Response Methodology to Other

Types of Disasters


11 June 2010 map of Cultural Resources within the NOAA Environmental Sensitivity Index ZoneCertainly Hurricane Katrina provided a valuable learning environment leading to the development of new methods and tools for responding more efficiently to cultural resource disasters of all kinds. Every year the US is faced with many types of disasters that may have an adverse affect on cultural resources, ranging from hurricanes to floods to earthquakes to oil spills, among others. Tools provided here represent an adaptation of the Katrina cultural resource disaster response methodology for oil spills.