The flooding in Oroville and Marysville due to the spillway failures at the Oroville Dam this week are a strong wake-up call to take a look at our disaster preparedness. Since more severe storms are on their way in the coming weeks, we want to take a moment to review our business disaster plans regarding your precious business data.
The most common failures during winter storms are power and internet failures due to winds and downed lines.
There’s not much we can do with internet outages, but for power failures and fluctuations, we utilize battery backup units to absorb surges and properly shut down computers, servers and network equipment. If you don’t have a battery on each device, or your battery is over 3 years old, this is the easiest preparation you can do.
We also have flooding to contend with, more so this year than in the last few years. We subscribe to all local news stations and are vigilant about checking weather alerts in areas where our clients are. Backups are run automatically and checked regularly, however, during inclement weather, we run manual backups — just in case.
If flooding is imminent, we will attempt to contact either Doctor or Office Manager to physically remove a backup device. Please ensure that we have those direct cell phone numbers! Each office is unique with physical security setup, so we will need to direct you how to properly do this.
If you are unsure of your current disaster preparedness standing, give us a call at (707) 888-1191.
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