Former Tropical Storm Barry continues to rain down on Louisiana and Mississippi, but cities such as New Orleans were largely spared from doomsday flooding scenarios.
Still, there are roughly 53,000 power outages across Louisiana as of Monday morning, according to PowerOutage.US. In response to the storm, Home Depot sent 35 truckloads of power generators to areas hit by Barry, Bloomberg reported.
Channel partners, IT service providers and MSPs (managed services providers) in the region should continue to double-check business continuity, data protection and disaster recovery plans.
While some MSPs may worry cash flow and customer health after a hurricane or tropical storm, benchmarking data from Service Leadership Inc. suggests MSPs and IT service providers actually thrived amid post-Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in Houston.
The likely reason: Customers are willing to pay a premium to get back up and running quickly, and they’re also more interested in ongoing data protection services after a major storm, according to Service Leadership CEO Paul Dippell.
Stay tuned to this blog for ongoing Barry updates from ChannelE2E.