It is that time of year again, time to watch the hurricane forecasts closely. With Hurricane Irene closing in on our fair state, it is not too early to think about protecting your family papers in the event of a hurricane. The North Carolina State Archives has a few tips on how to do just that posted on our website. Here is a link to the page: http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/news/mayday_family.html The page also contains some links to other helpful preparedness resources on the web. Don’t wait until you need tips on recovery for damaged records, act now to protect your important records ahead of any hurricane or major disaster.