Hurricane Preparedness

October 02, 2015

Are you prepared in case a hurricane or other natural disaster strikes? Here in Wilmington, NC we are prone to flooding, especially with the impending Hurricane Joaquin. Sensitive data stored in electronics are not immune to the effects of Mother Nature. Do you have a preparedness plan for yourself or your business?

Here are the essentials:

  • Backup - though that should be happening frequently, once more won't hurt
  • Shutdown everything you can (PCs, laptops, printers), with the exception of mission critical equipment like servers
  • Unplug as much as you can from the wall
  • Raise what you can a few inches off the ground (the higher the better)
  • Store your backup device safely away from other equipment or in a different location altogether
  • One added step for extra security is to wrap your equipment in plastic - AFTER IT IS SHUTDOWN AND COMPLETELY UNPLUGGED

It's better to be prepared and have to plug functioning equipment back in than lose thousands of hours of work or timeless, unreproducable memories. :)

If you have any questions or need any help in securing your electronics, call us 910-399-4898 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll be glad to help!