Hurricane Isaias – Protecting Your Business IT From Disaster

Thursday, July 30th, 2020 by CompuSys Daytona Beach

As Tropical Storm Isaias strengthens, it may hit Central Florida this weekend. Volusia and Flagler counties are in the warning cone, which includes a possibility of flooding and tropical-storm-force winds. This year’s hurricane season has only just begun, and it only takes one storm to cause a disaster. Don’t be caught without a disaster plan and a complete disaster supply kit.

Some of Volusia County’s cities have begun making supplies available to residents for preparation:

Deltona is making sandbags available to residents starting at noon Thursday at three locations: Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd.; Festival Park, 191 Howland Blvd.; and Lake Butler Recreation Complex (skatepark), 301 Courtland Blvd. Sandbags and sand will be available until 5 p.m. Thursday, then from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Residents need to bring identification to verify residency.

Starting Saturday, Ormond Beach residents can obtain sand and bags from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Nova Community Center, 440 N Nova Rd. The city will provide 10 free bags to residents, who will need to bring a shovel and fill the bags themselves. One staff person will be at the center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to provide assistance. Additional staff will be scheduled based on need.
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Our businesses are vulnerable to any range of disasters on a daily basis. From hurricanes and burst pipes to malware, virus attacks, and human error, disasters can come in many shapes and sizes.
CompuSys has partnered with Datto and Agility Recovery to provide a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy that will enable your business to recover its data, IT systems, facilities and infrastructure in the case of any disaster, big or small.

Steps to ensure your Business IT safety during weather watch:

  • Protect Your Data (Backup) Locally and via Cloud offsite
  • Elevate your IT devices and cover them when possible
  • Consider turning off and unplugging your computer equipment such as printers, desktop computers, monitors, laptops, and servers for the duration of the storm. Other technology that we recommend unplugging includes your network switches, firewalls, routers, telephones, surge protectors and battery packs.
  • Any servers or computers that must remain online during the storm should be plugged in to a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply).
  • Modems and routers should be plugged in via UPS with battery backup and should have Coax/Line/Ethernet Surge protection if left plugged in.
  • Keep your Laptops and phones fully charged.
  • Portable Battery banks are a great idea!

Be Prepared & Stay safe and dry!
How to reach us during the hurricane for emergency issues:
Phone: (386) 238-1692, press #1 for emergency support
E-Mail: help@csidb.com