Storm Track Update:
Network People recommends:
Network People best practice is to shut off your servers 3 hours before tropical storm conditions arrive. This means server shutoffs would begin after 5pm Tuesday. Network People will shut down your servers following that best practice at 5pm Tuesday based on the current storm track. (Note, if we are predicted to only have tropical storm conditions throughout the storm, we will choose not to shutdown the servers.)
If the situation changes, we will send updates.
We will be sending updates with the following methods:
2. We will post status of our office, our team, and hours of operation on our website www.networkpeople.com
What we need from you:
2. If you do not want your server shutdown regardless of storm conditions, update us as soon as possible.
Tuesday: We will remain open for normal business hours provided no change to the storm track.
Wednesday: Network People will be open for limited emergency assistance. Phones will remain staffed. However, staffing will be limited as our people take care of their families and evacuate according to government recommendations.
Thursday: Normal operations will resume as soon as conditions allow.
Onsite support will stop during tropical storm conditions and will resume as soon as it is safe to travel.
How to prepare your computers:
Preparing for the possible storm by moving all computers means every team member is 100% down. It’s time consuming. In addition, we’ve had clients do this in the past and their computers broke in the process. (Computers can be temperamental 😊.) The storm may pass without any damage but if you move computers, you’re guaranteed downtime and we want to avoid that. Insurance is the right way to manage this risk, not moving hardware.
We recommend you print off a copy of your insurance policy and any other digital documents you may need (patient schedules, appointments, contact lists, etc.) in the case of being unable to access power or internet.
Resuming after the storm:
When the storm has cleared and power is restored, call our office. We will walk you through the power-on procedure for the server hardware.
Please consider preparations you need to make to keep you and your family safe if our area is affected by severe weather. If you haven’t done so already, please review your safety plans, gather necessary supplies and communicate your plans with family and friends.
Pinellas County Emergency Management provides preparedness information on their website:
Our contact information:
Critical issues: please call 727-446-4564.
General inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Create tickets: email@example.com
See website for latest updates.