Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?

Hurricane season is upon us, and according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center there is a 70 percent likelihood of 8 to 13 named storms, of which 3 to 6 could become hurricanes, including 1 to 2 major hurricanes. Of course, it only takes one storm to put an unprepared business out of business.

According to the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council, 3 in 4 companies are at risk of failing to recover from disaster or outage due to an enormous shortfall in DR preparedness.

Hurricane Ike – September 12th, 2008

Hurricane Ike – September 12th, 2008

Does your business have a disaster recovery plan in place for your critical business systems?

Having a solid disaster recovery plan in place is critical for reducing the business risks associated with being hit by a hurricane. Evaluating and testing your disaster recovery plan at least once a year helps to identify any gaps, as well as ensure that information is up-to-date and no fundamental components have changed.

According to the business continuity experts at ImpactWeather, there are five critical areas every company should consider when evaluating their disaster recovery plan. These areas are:

  1. The Plan Itself
  2. Secondary Site Location
  3. Disaster Recovery Office Space
  4. Connectivity
  5. Support

We have refined these five areas and developed a Disaster Readiness Checklist. It also offers links to detailed online resources to further help you assess and refine your disaster recovery plan.

Please take a few minutes to review this free online checklist.