Now that Bonnaroo is in the record books, we can continue with our series of flood stories from EO members. Here is today’s entry which is about how EO members handled their businesses in the aftermath:
Sonny Clark, founder and president of Advanced Network Solutions, found his offices on the corner of Broadway and 1st Avenue were at ground zero for rising water. He said his company had to act quickly to ensure that his clients had access to critical data.
“Our basement flooded to the ceiling and they cut the power off,” he said. “We moved all our technology infrastructure to a data center that wasn’t affected and haven’t experienced any downtime since.”
Clark said he reached out to a fellow EO Nashville member Steve Curnutte with Tortola Partners to find office space for his employees.
“That night we moved ten workstations to his offices and the next morning he had parking passes, keys and furniture all ready to go for us,” said Clark. “We had a total of about three hours of downtime due to flooding.”
Clark added that one of his clients located near LP Field was flooded just two weeks after signing up for offsite data backup service with ANS. The company was able to get all of the client’s technology up and running at the data center.
Mose Ramieh, president of Power & Generation Testing Inc., said his company has been assisting with recovery of electrical systems.
“We’ve been working with electrical contractors to restore power to Municipal Auditorium, Bridgestone, Pinnacle Tower and Opryland,” he said. “This is a truly challenging situation for all those involved and the work will continue for weeks if not months.”