Emergency Weather Precautions
for your Computer Systems
from Magna Computer Corp.

Hi-Tech Business Management for the Resort Industry

Keep informed with current hurricane status!

Special precautions should be taken to protect your computer hardware, as well as the valuable data on the system. Emergency weather can include, hurricanes, floods, ice/snow storms, lightning or very high winds.

Even if your resort is not in the direct line of bad weather, you can still experience problems from your local electric company. Bad weather can play havoc with electrical service within a large geographical area. The following precautions will help you to protect your computer hardware, as well as the valuable data in the system.

  1. Perform a master backup and prepare fresh boot diskettes. Two master copies would be best, send one to an off-site office or other safe location.
  2. Power off and unplug all equipment, including the computers, muxes, modems, terminals and printers. These items can be secured after the "evacuation notice", or as soon as there are threats of electrical problems, such as lightning or high winds that will disrupt power. Be sure to unplug items from standby power sources and power off the standby power source.
  3. Any equipment that may be in danger of flooding due to low ground (ie. basements and first floors) should be moved to higher ground.
  4. Equipment that is situated near windows or in a structure that may not survive the storm, should be moved or at least wrapped in plastic and stowed in a secure place.
We hope you never need to use these precautions, but with proper prevention you may save expensive equipment and limit any down time. Should you have any questions please feel free to call your MAGNA customer service rep (407) 352-2402 Ext. 5555.