Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy
Severe Weather can hit without much warning, and it’s most important that we are all ready for anything Mother Nature throws our way. Here’s are a few tips on what you should always remember.
For Your Home:
- Keep your wireless phone batteries charged at all times, and keep your phones dry.
- Have a family communication plan in place in case you are separated when the storm hits.
- Program emergency contact info into your mobile device.
- Forward your home number to your wireless number in case you have to evacuate.
- Track the storm and access weather information on your wireless device through apps, such as The Weather Channel.
For Your Small Business:
- Set up a call-forwarding service to a predetermined backup location, as well as backing up data to the Cloud.
- Give employees detailed plans in case they need to evacuate or shelter in place.
- Assemble a crisis-management team.
For more on preparing before the storm, you can access the National Weather Service website.
Here’s how we prepare to keep you connected before, during and after a storm.
Our crews test high-capacity backup batteries at cell sites, top off generators with fuel, and provide mobile cell sites and command centers. We’ve got you covered.
Check out more Tech Tips to Prepare for Severe Weather.
We also prepare throughout the year by doing NDR (Network Disaster Recovery) exercises. There our engineers and technicians deploy a fleet of recovery equipment as if there were a real disaster. Recently, we set up an exercise in Chicago. You can read more about our work there on our Innovation Space blog.