The emergency spillway for Northern California’s Oroville Dam has been eroded by rising water levels and is reportedly at risk of failing. This risk has caused officials to distribute emergency evacuation orders for residents across Oroville, Yuba City, and the surrounding area. An opening of the main spillway has allowed for some drainage, but response crews will need to work quickly over the coming days to generate as much additional drainage as possible before the next rainfall arrives.
The emergency evacuations and risk for overflow have created a sense of urgency among business professionals in Oroville and beyond. Many business owners who are faced with evacuation are scrambling to ensure their data is safe; worried that potential flood damage will have serious impacts on continuity and productivity. However, the team at Apex Technology Management can serve as a reliable resource for local businesses and is urging professionals to remain calm and develop a plan.
First and foremost, business owners who face potential damages should ensure that all employees can and will evacuate safely – the biggest concern should always be ensuring the safety of the team. Next, for business owners who have pre-existing backup solutions, now is the time to use them. If there’s time, administrators should run a quick check to make sure backup systems are correctly in place and up-to-date. Ensuring that data is backed-up and that disaster-recovery will be as seamless as possible is critical to avoiding widespread business disruption and maintaining productive continuity.
However, the team at Apex Technology Management knows that many business owners may be concerned because they do not have the preexisting backup and disaster recovery plans in place. Once again, the Apex professionals urge these business owners to stay calm and take advantage of last-minute solutions to temporarily store a back-up of their critical data. Many online applications will allow administrators to backup large amounts of data and keep information stored securely in the Cloud. These solutions are an ideal ‘quick fix’ that will allow for easy data recovery and universal access during downtime or repair efforts. A variety of Cloud storage and backup sites exist including:
Most importantly, Apex Technology Managements wants to extend a hand to any business owner in the area who has questions or is anxiously trying to ensure their data will be safe in the case of flooding. Business owners can reach their team of experts anytime over the coming days while emergency crews work to eliminate risk and avoid damage. No cost. No commitment. Apex is simply committed to being a trusted and reliable technology partner for all Northern California businesses. In emergency cases like this, their experts will always be ready and willing to help minimize downtime and ensure continuity for all professionals.
If you’d like to connect your business-minded audience with more information about the emergency business solutions they can implement to protect their data against potential flood damage or if you’d like to connect anxious local business professionals with a team of experts they can consult at no cost, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with George Passidakis from Apex Technology Management.