Hurricanes, Floods and Other Disasters
I live in South Central Ontario.
What that means is while millions of people were preparing for the onset of Hurricane Matthew, I was mowing my lawn.
We were not in the path of the beast.
In spite of my nice, dry location, Hurricane Matthew did get me thinking about all of my IT colleagues had to prepare for things such as:
- Power being shut down for an anticipated 4-5 days.
- Potential flooding.
- Loss of public transportation for a period of days
- Potential damage to buildings and the need to relocate departments, operations or whole companies.
- Unattended buildings due to evacuation.
As of this writing, we don't know the full extent of the damage Matthew will cause.
But what if the evacuation lasted longer than anticipated?
What if you had to relocate a department to an offsite office?
If people couldn't come into work because public transit wasn't operational, are