Wow, is there a lot of talk about, with the latest hurricane and its impending doom on the East Coast.
It would be easy to say good night Irene. But before you do, please take precaution.
Yes, Irene is on her way. There is much to be concerned about, but if you haven’t already done so, take a moment to address the following steps to protect your business.
While we are a mere 24-36 hours away from being greeted by Hurricane Irene, there is still time to take the following precautions:
1. Make sure your data is backed up. As important, make sure you move the backup tape to a secure location somewhere other than your place of business.
2. Protect your place of business. Several things to keep in mind here; protect your windows, make sure your IT equipment is far from windows and above any potential water plains. If your business is in a high risk area, know where you might temporarily relocate your technical equipment in order to get up to speed again.
3. Have a communications plan. In the event that you have any sort of disaster, who are you going to call. What is your chain of command and what are each individuals specific responsibilities? Make sure everyone knows where to go, who to call and what to do.
4. Don’t forget about your customers. Make sure you communicate with them as well. They should know how to get a hold of you and what your contingency plans are. sometimes setting up an out of area number in advance can be extremely helpful.
5. If you feel overwhelmed, check out the FEMA website. They have great information in the event of emergencies.
I hope this helps. Be safe and take precautions.
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