The National Archives and Records Administrations (NARA) Washington National Records Center in Suitland, MD, is closed today, Aug. 26, and Mon., August 29, due to building damage from Tuesdays earthquake. According to a NARA blog, the earthquake didnt 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 NARAs Washington, DC, -area facilities, and archives along the East Coast are in the storms 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.
Here’s NARAs 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 areabe safe.