Park Place Monitoring Hurricane Nicole for Service Disruptions

November 09, 2022

CLEVELAND, OH, Nov. 9 — Park Place Technologies is taking proactive steps to prepare clients for the landfall of Hurricane Nicole.

According to the National Weather Service, Nicole is forecast to make landfall in Florida as a Category 1 hurricane the evening of Nov. 9, but its impacts, including prolonged coastal flooding, beach erosion, strong winds, high surf, heavy rain and tornadoes, will affect other parts of the Southeast as well as the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

A hurricane warning has been issued for areas near Florida’s Atlantic coast from Boca Raton to the Flagler – Volusia County line, including Melbourne and Vero Beach. This means hurricane conditions are expected in these areas tonight into early Thursday morning.

Hurricane warnings are also in effect for parts of the northwest Bahamas, including Grand Bahama Island, where hurricane conditions are expected today into tonight. Some moderate to major coastal flooding is also possible as far north as South Carolina, including Charleston, where the coastal flooding is expected to peak with the Thursday mid-morning high tide. Widespread street flooding is possible in the city during this highest storm tide.

Park Place has set up Command Center at our Boston Operations Center located in Westboro, MA, that is ready to deploy whatever resources clients need. Clients will have immediate access to our supply chain, tech support, field team and suppliers. Our entire coastal region field team is on “high alert” and will be ready to deploy in the areas most impacted.

Park Place has been reaching out to critical end-users such as hospitals to ensure they are ready to engage us if they are hit hard.

Park Place has identified customers who could be impacted and have moved additional material into the potential landing zone. Field Engineers are planning for the worst and hoping for the best. We are also putting our complete Florida Atlantic Coast team on high alert making sure they are ready to deploy.

By preparing for potential weather-related interruptions of service, Park Place is proactively investing in data center up time to ensure peace of mind of our clients.

For further information on service in any impacted areas, please call 800-343-4654.

About the Author

Nicola Buckley,
As Executive Vice President, Global Service Delivery, Nicola is responsible for Global Service Operations delivery including the Global Support Center, Advanced Engineering and Field Service Delivery. Nicola is focused on developing expert technical teams supported by next generation technology capabilities. This includes IoT, M2M and Big Data technologies delivering a superior digital experience through AI. Nicola is focused on driving a trusted partnership with our customers, by helping them with their own personal journey of consolidation and optimization. Prior to joining Park Place Technologies, Nicola was with Dell EMC for 20 years. She held various roles, starting as a technical support engineer. From there she held several Customer First focused roles, including Customer Satisfaction programs, programs supporting IoT and M2M capabilities and led a customer and technical support organization delivering Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, Converged and Hyper Converged organizations. Nicola is a native of Ireland. She attended University College Cork for a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering, and Brandeis University for a Masters degree in Program Management. Nicola currently resides in Massachusetts with her husband, daughter and son.