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In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, CompTIA has launched a fundraising effort to assist its victims and encourages its corporate and individual members, certification alumni, industry partners and the broader technology community to join in the effort. Donations to CompTIA’s Hurricane Florence relief campaign can be made here.
Hurricane Florence is set to hit the mid-Atlantic coastline this week, and the latest prediction models show that it will be the size of the entirety of North Carolina when it hits North Carolina. The image to the right was tweeted by meteorologist Eric Holthaus on Sunday – an undeniable visual showing us the enormity of the coming storm. Florence will reportedly be as impactful as Hurricane Fran in 1996, Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and perhaps even Hurricane Hazel in 1954.
The most terrifying element here is the initial impact, but, as with any natural disaster, Florence will leave a lengthy recovery process in its wake. There will likely be flooding, damage caused by felled trees and significant power outages – that last piece potentially the most frustrating given the long-term interruption of everyday life and of course business operations.
“As Hurricane Florence aims towards many CompTIA members, our thoughts and prayers are with them, their families and their co-workers,” said Mike Semel, president and chief compliance officer of Semel Consulting and a 36-year CompTIA premier member. “We hope everyone stays safe and dry.”
In that spirit, Semel has shared with CompTIA some valuable resources to help get set for Florence.
With e-commerce what it is today, hurricane preparedness doesn’t necessarily have to mean raiding stores. Semel found a range of products that will prove essential in the wake of the storm and are available to quickly ship from Amazon Prime. These include:
Further, Semel has assembled this preparedness plan. There’s a lot to consider before a storm hits and, if you’re in the Carolinas, this list will help you fully prepare in advance of Florence.
Family and business communications plan