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In late October 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the Caribbean, mid-Atlantic, and northeastern United States with devastating impact, causing an estimated $65.6 billion in losses due to damage and business interruption. Here at Sungard AS, we received 342 alerts and 117 disaster declarations due to Hurricane Sandy alone.
In the process of supporting our customers in their recoveries, we deployed nearly one-third of our staff, 5 mobile recovery units, 9 workgroup facilities, and 1,500 workgroup seats for our customers’ employees. In addition, our Carlstadt center also served as an impromptu community command center for local law enforcement, medical, and first response teams. Here are some of the best practices and lessons learned that we felt would give you that all important head start when preparing for the next “Sandy.”