Hurricane Irene May Hit Data Center

As you may know, Hurricane Irene, the first Hurricane to threaten the North East in quite a few years, is currently projected to produce 100mph winds at our Clifton (NJ) facility at some point this weekend. Irene has the otential to be a serious and multi-hazard threat for the major metropolitan areas of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. This hurricane has the potential to produce flooding rains, high winds, downed trees (on houses, cars, power lines) and widespread power outages. We have taken all of the necessary precautions to prepare for this and any disaster. The generators have been tested and fuel levels have been verified. Backup fuel has been secured and moved to a safe site, close to the data center, in the event of extended power interruption. Arangements have been made to make sure extra staff are available on site and we have additional staff local to the facility on standby if needed. We have also verified all outdoor equipment is secure and the roof is free of any debris that could potentially get picked up by the wind.

We are confident in the data center’s preparations and our ability to provide you the outstanding service you have come to expect from us, even in the event of a major natural disaster.

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    1. Eric Kirk

      Hurricane Irene hit as promised. 1000s in MD are still without power [8/31/11]. Estimates of damages in MD are still provisional, but expected to be in the billions.

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