Hurricane Prevention

How to protect your computer during a hurricane


Office Servers:

1. All of our clients with Server’s and/or a backup plan have remote support. Contact our office so we can schedule an on-site or off-site shutdown of the server for you.
2. Use a smart phone to take pictures of all cables connected to the Server, or use tape to mark wires & connections, or contact us to disconnect wires and cables for you.
3. Move your server to a safe place. Keep off the floor in case of flooding.
4. Cover your Server with plastic.


1. Make sure a copy of important data is in a safe place. Call us to confirm if you are not sure about what & where.
2. Shut down your computer and turn off your monitor. You should also turn off any peripherals, such as printers and external drives.
3. Use a smart phone to take pictures of all cables connected to the computer, or use tape to mark wires & connections.
4. Unplug the power cords from all devices. Power loss may occur during a storm. Surges can happen when power is restored. Unplugging from the wall will help insure the devices will be protected.
5. Unplug the network cable going to your computer, as well as your printer (networked printers only). Lightning can send voltage through these lines, possibly damaging your network cards.
6. If located near a window, you may want to cover your computer with plastic in case water comes in. (NOTE: Be sure to unplug the power from the devices before doing so. This will insure that the computer does not over heat when power is restored.)

What To Do When You Return:

1. Remove any covering you placed over your computer and server.
2. Plug in the power cords to all devices.
3. Turn on the equipment starting with the peripheral devices first.
4. Turn on your computers and monitors.