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Hurricane Irma – Disaster Recovery Lessons Learned

Unfortunately, disasters are unpredictable. They can happen at any given time – day or night, weekends or holidays. After a disaster is in place, regardless if its a natural disaster or if it’s in another form (fire, plumbing etc.), business and facility owners have to deal with the aftermath of a disaster. We experienced this in 2017 with Hurricane Irma.

The recovery can take for days or sometimes even weeks, leaving business and facilities out of business while losing revenue and profits. Most facility owners and managers have a “plan” on what to do if a disaster occurs. Sadly, these plans are poorly made and when a disaster occurs it leaves facility owners in a panic not knowing what to do and how to recover from these unfortunate events. This is why it’s crucial to have a contract with a disaster recovery company that will be available for help in these unfortunate events.

Because our company is located in the state of Florida, we were witnesses to the disaster that Hurricane Irma brought. Businesses were flooded, electricity, telephone, and internet lines were down. The aftermath of the disaster was terrifying, leaving business and facility owners in shock not knowing how they will recover from this disastrous event. Facility owners were forced to go out of business for several weeks, leaving business owners without revenue and profits all while spending outrages amounts of money to recover their buildings from the disaster.

The process of disaster recovery is nerve-racking. Hurricane Irma showed just how many disaster recovery plans failed. Many business and facility owners regretted not having a good disaster recovery plan in place, or they regretted hiring disaster recovery companies that promised so much but failed to deliver. Hurricane Irma was an opportunity for all of us to reflect on disaster recovery lessons, to learn from them and to continue to improve.

The truth is, another Hurricane Irma can strike again at any given time. This is why it’s important to have a good disaster recovery plan in place. We urge business owners to hire a disaster recovery service company that will review their current disaster recovery plan or make a new one. But, customers should be aware that some companies fail to deliver what they promise.

Disaster recovery service companies often don’t have the experts and the needed equipment to make the recovery process fast and efficient. Truth be told, we were all witnesses of how some companies even failed to pick up the phone when the disaster occurred. Business owners learned this the hard way. Companies showed their true colors and showed why you shouldn’t put your trust and money in their business.

Here at Genesis Diversified Services, we provide disaster recovery services which are fast and efficient. We offer in-house services and have the needed experts and equipment to deal with any disaster recovery. We are available for contact 24/7 365 days a year. We are ready to act fast and efficient in any situation and hopefully, relieve some of the stress that comes with the aftermath of a disaster. Please contact us for more information about our services.


State of Florida Building Contractor – CBC1259444

State of Florida Mold Remediator – MRSR2395

State of Florida HVAC Contractor – CAC1820451

State of Florida Plumbing Contractor – CFC1430895

State of Florida Electrical Contractor – EC13010474


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