2016 Hurricane Season Most Costly, Deadly Since 2012

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eMazzanti Technologies strongly advises business owners to prepare for 2017 Hurricane Season to ensure business continuity

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Owners and leaders should prepare for the 2017 hurricane season to avoid potential business-ending damage to property and data.

eMazzanti Technologies, a New York City area IT consultant and managed services provider, commented today on 2016 hurricane losses, and predictions for the 2017 hurricane season. The firm is urging business leaders and owners to prepare thoroughly. They point out that 2016 was the most costly and deadly Atlantic hurricane season since 2012, the year of Hurricane Sandy.

“The 2016 Hurricane season brought devastating losses to business.” stated Jennifer Mazzanti, CEO, eMazzanti Technologies. “Owners and leaders should prepare for the 2017 hurricane season to avoid potential business-ending damage to property and data.”

Today’s statement was prompted by a more active than normal 2016 hurricane season. Last September’s Hurricane Matthew caused 603 deaths and damage estimated to exceed $15 billion, making it the costliest hurricane since Sandy hit New Jersey and New York in 2012. Sandy was the second most costly hurricane in U.S. history. Hurricane season officially begins on June 1 and ends November 30.

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An accuweather.com article dated April 15, 2017 informs readers that AccuWeather experts are forecasting five hurricanes for the Atlantic basin with three of those predicted to become major hurricanes. The 2016 hurricane season saw seven hurricanes, four of which were major.

“Deep, warm water and high sea surface temperatures over the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean also threaten to support at least one high impact hurricane similar to Joaquin in 2015 and Matthew in 2016,” states Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer.

2017 Hurricane Season Predictions

Each year experts predict the total number of hurricanes and the number of major storms. For 2017, AccuWeather.com's long-range forecasting team anticipates:

  •     10 named tropical storms
  •     5 hurricanes
  •     3 major hurricanes
  •     3 landfalls

Those numbers are less than 2016’s totals but only one less major hurricane. The 30-year averages from 1981 to 2010 are twelve tropical storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes. Three tropical storms are forecast to make landfall in the U.S. this year.

Forecasters, without exception, warn the population to be prepared regardless of the current forecast or their experience in previous years. They all agree that it only takes one Hurricane making landfall to cause a major disaster, and everyone near the Atlantic or Gulf Coast should be prepared.

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning

eMazzanti Technologies advises hundreds of businesses in the path of potential Atlantic hurricanes on business continuity and disaster recovery planning. Its trained and certified business continuity experts counsel business owners to implement thorough disaster recovery plans and test them regularly.

“Many businesses, and even cloud services providers have no idea if their disaster recovery plan will work because they don’t take the time to test it,” stated Carl Mazzanti, President and Chairman of eMazzanti Technologies.

eMazzanti is primed to address all aspects of disaster recovery to keep businesses operational following all kinds of calamities. The company offers a comprehensive set of backup and disaster recovery solutions, including:

  •     Identifying, developing and testing operational continuity
  •     Data and server backup, storage and recovery
  •     Offsite data and system replication
  •     Cloud and hybrid cloud storage and recovery solutions
  •     Expertise in Storage Area Network (SAN) technology
  •     Recovery of Microsoft Exchange, Windows, SQL, and file servers

Businesses are confident that they can resume operations quickly when they rely on eMazzanti’s business continuity and disaster recovery experts. To explore the options, please contact eMazzanti Technologies at info(at)emazzanti(dot)net or call 1-866-EMAZZANTI.

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About eMazzanti Technologies

eMazzanti’s team of trained, certified IT experts rapidly deliver retail and payment technology, digital marketing services, cloud and mobile solutions, multi-site implementations, 24×7 outsourced network management, remote monitoring and support to increase productivity, data security and revenue growth for clients ranging from law firms to high-end global retailers.

eMazzanti has made the Inc. 5000 list seven years running, is a 2015, 2013 and 2012 Microsoft Partner of the Year, 2016 NJ Business of the Year, 5X WatchGuard Partner of the Year and one of the TOP 200 U.S. Microsoft Partners! Contact: 1-866-362-9926, info(at)emazzanti(dot)net or http://www.emazzanti.net Twitter: @emazzanti Facebook: Facebook.com/emazzantitechnologies.

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