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Experts can help save heirlooms damaged in Kentucky flooding

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A man stands near a pile of debris as residents start to clean up and rebuild in Fleming-Neon, Ky., on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, after massive flooding the previous week. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Experts who are visiting disaster centers in Kentucky can help people whose heirlooms and keepsakes were damaged in recent flooding.

The Heritage Emergency National Task Force experts may be able to help save photos, artwork, quilts, important documents and other items, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said.

The experts are visiting Clay County Community Center this week Friday through Sunday, Knott County Sportsplex Tuesday through Sunday and Hazard Community College First Federal Center Wednesday through Sunday.

FEMA said the experts will discuss how to handle, dry and clean the items, and can provide information about personal safety during the restoration process.

The Heritage Emergency National Task Force is cosponsored by FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution. The task force was created to protect cultural heritage from damage from natural disasters and other emergencies.