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Disaster Relief

JCPL partners with Jefferson County Emergency Management and County administration to reopen safely and provide special services in the event of a disaster. Library staff are trained in disaster relief and first aid. When disaster hits, the library supports Jeffersonians by providing:

  • Public education about preparing for disasters and being safe.
  • Reliable local information, such as the location of shelters, sandbag locations, and which stores and services are open.
  • Cooling stations and places to charge your devices.
  • Entertainment for children and families.
  • Distribution of ice, hot meals, and other relief supplies.
  • Family reunification.
  • IT and communications support for FEMA and insurance companies.

During a disaster, library hours, staff and services may change. We will make sure the library is safe to use and can be acessed by road before opening for emergency operations.