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The National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) Washington National
Records Center in Suitland, MD, is closed today, Aug. 26, and Mon., August 29,
due to building
damage from Tuesday’s earthquake. According
to a NARA blog, the earthquake didn’t damage records there.
The center holds records of Federal agencies located in Washington, DC, Maryland,
Virginia and West Virginia. It also has records of Federal Courts in Washington, DC.
Hurricane Irene makes it a double whammy for NARA’s Washington, DC, -area facilities,
and archives along the East Coast are in the storm’s projected path. Keep tabs on
closures at NARA facilities by checking its operating
status page and Facebook
pages. In the DC area, call 301-837-0700.
emergency preparedness page, which also includes information on dealing with water-logged
photos and documents after a disaster. Our thought are with those who live in the