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Table of Contents

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

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
        1.1 Purpose
        1.2 Key Players in Disaster Planning
        1.3 Recent Natural Disasters
        1.4 Recent Post Disaster Efforts in Minnesota
        1.5 Project Team


  2. Natural Disasters in Minnesota
        2.1 General
        2.2 Wind
        2.3 Flood
        2.4 Fire
        2.5 Snow and Ice
  3. Historic Properties
        3.1 General
        3.2 Historic Building Identification
        3.3 Historic Building Documentation
        3.4 Historic Building Materials
        3.5 Archaeological Properties
  4. Disaster Planning for Historic Buildings
        4.1 A Word About Safety
        4.2 Disaster Planning…in Stages
        4.3 Wind Damage Assessment
        4.4 Flood Damage Assessment
        4.5 Fire Damage Assessment
        4.6 Snow & Ice Damage Assessment
  5. Conclusions
        5.1 General
        5.2 St. Peter Results
        5.3 Disaster Inspection Process
  6. List of Contacts
  7. List of Resources
        7.1 Web Sites
        7.2 Videos: SHPO has copies of these videos on file.
        7.3 Publications: SHPO has of these publications on file.
  8. Attachments
        8.1 Checklists
            Historic Property Documentation
            Historic Property Damage Prevention Checklist
            Historic Property Damage Assessment Checklist
        8.2 Maps
            FEMA Region V Presidential Disaster Declarations
              January 1, 1965 to December 31, 1998
            FEMA Tornado Activity in the United States
            FEMA Wind Zones in the United States
  9. Images