L.O.C. strengthens its flood defenses

Anonymous Patron writes Library strengthens its flood defenses: While the Library of Congress was largely high and dry last week after flooding closed several other federal agencies containing important documents, officials in the preservation office stood ready to save items in the collection if necessary.

There was no significant damage to documents during or after the storms, but Dianne van der Reyden, director of the library’s preservation directorate, said her office was on alert when it became clear that the weather could cause problems.”