5 Steps to Prepare for a Hurricane

Since the hurricane season is currently upon us, we encourage you to review the IT hurricane preparedness guides for faculty, staff and students available on our website. Each guide outlines 5 steps to help you prepare for a hurricane (from an IT perspective).

Highlights include:

  • Updating your CougarAlert contact information
  • Protecting your computer equipment
  • Familiarizing yourself with applications that may be down during and immediately after a hurricane
  • Saving your College-related data to the U:drive and/or an encrypted USB flash drive

The guides are sure to provide you with new and important information. You can access the respective guides below:

Faculty and Staff Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Student Hurricane Preparedness Guide

These guides outline the steps that IT takes for Disaster Recovery. IT refers to Disaster Recovery as the process and procedures that are related to preparing for recovery or continuation of technology infrastructure only. It’s important for departments to be familiar with their own business continuity plans if campus applications and/or systems are down. IT will help you formulate and implement your business continuity plans to the extent possible upon request.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Information Technology Helpdesk at (843) 953-3375 or by emailing helpdesk@cofc.edu. And we also encourage you to review the readiness guidelines for personal safety at http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes.