Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Resources

Computer Studios’ staff has been helping businesses survive all kinds of small and big disasters. We’ve gotten critical business servers completely restored in under three hours, and with our new disaster recovery appliances, your server resources can be available again in minutes.

If you’ve attended one of our Business Continuity/Disaster Preparation seminars, here’s links to useful resources to begin your preparation efforts.

US FEMA Disaster Planning and Recovery Center

American Red Cross and the Santa Cruz County Chapter.
Red Cross Read Kit Checklist

Pacific Gas & Electric site for checking on power  outages.
PG&E’s Power Outage Phone Number: 800-PGE-5002
PG&E Natural Disaster Safety Site

California Department of Public Health BePreparedCalifornia
Cal EMA – Emergency Management Agency
California Seismic Safety Commission

Santa Cruz County Office of Emergency Services


USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
USGS Shake Map

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It’s recommended to have a “Go Bag” – which is a kit of items you’ll want to take with you if you have to leave your home (or office) in a hurry.  In these situations, you rarely have enough time to think clearly, so the Go Bag is prepared in advance, possibly with a note on items to add to it as you’re leaving that are in regular use and can’t be stored in the bag or case.

Here’s a few sites that can help you plan your kit: