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Mayday is an international emergency distress signal derived from the French m’aider, which means “help me.”

The MayDay effort to prepare for disasters has grown to be a national initiative.

On May 1, libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and preservation organizations across the country take one simple step to protect the art, artifacts, records, books, and historic sites they hold in trust.

Want to participate but not sure what to do? In this recording, experts shared ideas, suggestions, and advice on how to do one thing for emergency preparedness.

Whether you’re just beginning to think about a disaster plan or have a comprehensive and updated plan, set aside MayDay to take one step forward in preparedness.

Guest Experts:
Lori Foley Vice President of Emergency Programs at Heritage Preservation
LeRae Umfleet, Chief of Collections Management at the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

Elsa Huxley, Director of Communications, Heritage Preservation