In the December 17, 2010 newsletter, I reported that the Rockingham (Vermont) Free Public Library was flooded and the History Room's historical records, local books, and genealogical records, many of which are irreplaceable, were soaked. However, there's a happy ending.
Within hours, 38 crates of bound volumes were loaded onto refrigerator trucks - a precaution against mold -- and headed for a facility that specializes in freeze-drying water-damaged documents. The remaining pieces went to a local business called Works on Paper in Bellows Falls, Vermont. The owner, paper conservator Carolyn Frisa, went to work that day on an album of photographs. Most everything was saved.
You can read more in an article by Susan Keese in Vermont Public Radio's web site at http://www.vpr.net/news_detail/89623/. You can also listen to an audio report by Susan Keese at http://www.vpr.net/audio_download.php?id=32621