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Water damage can be one of the most devastating aspects of a natural disaster, as many in the path of Superstorm Sandy have discovered in recent weeks. And while all structures are vulnerable to flood waters, special care needs to be taken with historic buildings in order to limit the damage to irreplaceable materials and/or design.
In the event that you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of dealing with a flooded historic property, here are 10 tips (adapted from our publication "Treatment of Flood-Damaged Older and Historic Buildings") to get you started. Additional information can be found in the comprehensive disaster-recovery materials on PreservationNation.org: http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/technical-assistance/disaster-recovery/