Superstorm Sandy: Implementing a Multi-State Recovery Plan
Superstorm Sandy caused unseen amounts of destruction across the entire east coast. It was the deadliest and costliest storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. Over 200 people lost their lives, and the storm caused close to $70 billion in damage across eight countries. From Florida to Maine, flooding, power outages, and severe damage to infrastructure were common.
Almost 8.5 million people were dealing with everything from electrical fires to flooding. Personal property and businesses across 24 states were damaged and without power. Agility fielded more than 4,000 recovery calls. Dozens of industries were affected, and each needed a different recovery plan.
Agility associates worked nonstop to tailor recovery plans following each client’s requirements and location. We coordinated the delivery and installation of 4G LTE connections, servers, computer equipment, and mobile recovery units to safely house employees. In most cases, we provided the generators to power the entire operation.
Agility worked with businesses in eight states and had them operational within days of the storm. As they worked out of our mobile units and used our equipment, we distributed over 20,000 gallons of fuel for generators. Our ability to ensure continuity translated into insurance agents filing claims for clients, warehouses distributing aid, and hospitals treating patients. The road to full recovery in the region is still ongoing, but Agility was integral in getting the hardest part of recovery started.