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Hurricane-Proof Technology Checklist for Families

A Concise Checklist To Enhancing Family's IT & Cybersecurity for Hurricanes

As the hurricane approaches, ensuring the safety of your loved ones can feel overwhelming. Below, we've shared the checklist we provide to our staff and their families. Feel free to share it within your own circles. Don't let your incredible home office or surround sound system get destroyed. This checklist could save you thousands and help keep you protected from cyber threats.

Preparations 60-90 Days Before the Hurricane:

Family Communication Plan:

  • Create an updated contact list on paper including family members, relatives, and close friends.
  • Designate an out-of-town contact person as a central communication point.
  • Ensure all family members understand the plan.

Emergency Supplies:

  • Assemble an emergency supply kit with non-perishable food, water, medications, first aid items, and personal hygiene products.
  • Include hurricane-specific items such as flashlights, batteries, and NOAA weather radio
  • Regularly check and update the emergency kit contents.

Secure Important Documents:

  • Digitally store essential documents (IDs, passports, insurance policies) in cloud storage or on a portable drive.
  • Use waterproof containers to safeguard physical copies of crucial documents.

Hurricane Shutter/Board Installation:

  • Verify hurricane shutter or board installation procedures for your home.
  • Ensure necessary tools and materials are on hand for quick setup.

Preparations 7-15 Days Before Hurricane Threat:

Review and Update:

  • Revise the family communication plan, contact list, and emergency supplies as needed.
  • Check with neighbors to see if they will be home for the storm to help one another if needed.

Home Protection Measures:

  • Inspect windows, doors, and roof for vulnerabilities; reinforce if necessary.
  • Trim trees and shrubs to reduce potential debris.

Emergency Training:

  • Train family members in hurricane preparedness, including evacuation routes and assembling storm shutters/boards.
  • Conduct hurricane evacuation drills with all family members.
  • Review evacuation routes and designated meeting points.

Preparations 1-2 Days Before Hurricane Arrival:

Finalize Emergency Kit:

  • Ensure your emergency supply kit is complete and easily accessible.
  • Ensure you have a backpack of your most essential items in case you need to leave that location. (Important documents, medications, change of clothes, etc)

Secure Outdoor Items:

  • Store or secure outdoor furniture, toys, and equipment that could become projectiles.

Charge Devices:

  • Fully charge cell phones, power banks, and any necessary electronic devices.

During the Hurricane:

Stay Informed:

  • Monitor official weather updates and evacuation orders.
  • Follow local news and emergency alerts.

Follow Safety Guidelines:

  • Stay indoors away from windows and doors during the storm.
  • Use battery-powered devices for news updates in case of power outages.

Post-Hurricane Actions:

Assess Home Safety:

  • Inspect your home for damage, gas leaks, and structural issues before re-entry.
  • If you evacuated, wait for authorities to declare it safe to return.

Communication and Check-ins:

  • Contact the out-of-town contact to share your status.
  • Reach out to friends and relatives to let them know you're safe.

Evaluate Supplies:

  • Check and replenish your emergency supply kit.
  • Monitor local news for updates on recovery efforts.

Imagine the devastating aftermath of a hurricane compromising your social security and banking information. Beyond mere inconvenience, this breach could potentially lead to financial losses, identity theft, and lasting damage to your reputation.

Now, consider the unsettling possibility of your children's data being exposed. Their vulnerable information might cast a shadow over their prospects for years, impacting their future and overall well-being.

The urgency to safeguard your home network and digital presence becomes crystal clear. Microtech's IT assessment offers not only protection from physical storms but also a robust defense against digital threats. Empower your teams and ensure your family's safety by securing their digital legacy with this invaluable assessment.

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Your IT strategy shouldn't be a gamble when a hurricane strikes. With Microtech's comprehensive IT Assessment, you'll gain the upper hand in safeguarding your family and your business against disruptions. Don't let your technology be the weakest link in your hurricane plan. Schedule your assessment now and fortify your IT defenses with confidence.

Visit Micro-tech.com or call (561) 468-3780 to claim your FREE Hurricane IT Assessment today and eliminate your IT headaches. As hurricanes become more frequent and severe, your business's future depends on your preparedness.

Microtech doesn't just secure your family- we protect futures. Click here to discover our tailored checklist for your business. Whether you're a small team or a large office, this checklist can help you build your personalized disaster readiness plan.

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