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Known Katrina Damage to Ala. Public Libraries

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  • Amos J Wright
    Since so much of the state s cultural and historical resources reside in public libraries, I am forwarding this report...ajwright@uab.edu Alabama Public
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 8, 2005
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      Since so much of the state's cultural and historical resources reside in
      public libraries, I am forwarding this report...ajwright@...



      Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery, September 6:

      APLS Director Rebecca Mitchell provided a summary of known damage to
      Alabama libraries as of Tuesday at 4 p.m. This is not a complete list,
      as she is still awaiting news from some libraries in the state.

      Aliceville Public Library: Closed for two days with no electricity.

      Arab Public Library: Trees down, shingles loose, temporarily without
      power.

      Baldwin County Library Cooperative, Robertsdale: Building is OK but
      staying closed until phone service is restored.

      Bay Minette Public Library: Minor roof leaks, but no books damaged.

      Brewton Public Library: Leaks around the windows.

      Cullman County Public Library System, Cullman: Temporary power outage
      and internet interruption, but back up.

      Daphne Public Library: Roof leak.

      Emmet O'Neal Library, Mountain Brook: Power outage.

      Escambia County Cooperative Library System, Atmore: Some building
      damage. Administrator Patricia Heltzel is operating out of her home.

      Ian Pullen Smallwood Memorial Library, Chickasaw: Power outage. Reopened
      September 6.

      Mary Berry Brown Memorial Library, Midland City: Some building damage.

      Mobile Public Library: Extensive damage to the main library and at least
      one branch.

      Mose Hudson Tapia Public Library, Bayou La Batre: Library destroyed.

      Satsuma Public Library: Broken window, some damage to storage shed,
      network down. Open for business, but waiting for power.

      Selma and Dallas County Public Library, Selma: Leaks around some
      windows.

      Sulligent Public Library: Standing water at the front door, but no
      damage. A snake was spotted inside, seeking refuge from the storm.

      Thomas P. Norton Public Library, Gulf Shores: Very little damage, but
      lost a few trees.

      Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library, Brundidge: Some hail damage.

      Washington County Public Library, Chatom: Power outage; plans to be back
      in operation this week.

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      A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
      Associate Professor
      Director, Section on the History of Anesthesia

      Department of Anesthesiology Library
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
      619 19th Street South, JT965
      Birmingham AL 35249-6810

      (205) 975-0158
      (205) 975-5963 [fax]
      ajwright@...

      http://www.anes.uab.edu/libraryinformation.htm
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