Superstorm Sandy battered the East Coast earlier this week and continues to affect millions of people. While natural disasters are one of the main reasons to have a critical communications recovery plan in place, it’s not often you find yourself in the throes of a mega storm. Even though it was perhaps one of the largest natural disasters to ever hit the region, Mail-Gard’s main recovery facility in Warminster, PA stood ready to assist customers whose business operations were impacted by the storm.
With personal safety always the first priority, Mail-Gard remained operational during the storm on Monday. By Tuesday morning, as thousands learned they were without power, we were lucky to have weathered the storm without any impact to our electric systems. Still, if there would have been an impact Mail-Gard’s generator was fueled and ready to assist. Additionally, our second recovery facility in Chanhassen, MN would have immediately kicked into gear if needed.
Some customers put us on alert this weekend, ahead of the storm. These customers have since cancelled the alerts. One of our New Jersey customers declared an official disaster early Tuesday afternoon as they learned their operations center was flooded. The Mail-Gard recovery team members are working diligently to assist them with their print-to-mail operations requirements.
While we’re saddened by the devastation, we’re proud of our team for always being ready for our customers at a moment’s notice. And despite some logistical challenges, all of IWCO Direct’s East Coast operations were fortunate enough to weather the storm and stay open for business.
We hope everyone affected by Sandy is safe and sound.
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