August 30, 2021

CLEVELAND, OH, AUG. 30 — Park Place Technologies is quickly reacting to serve clients who may be impacted by Hurricane Ida, which devastated Louisiana this weekend, knocking out electricity to more than 1 million people. Entergy Louisiana said some of its customers could be without power for weeks. The storm surge of up to 15 feet and winds as strong as 150 mph could leave parts of southeast Louisiana “uninhabitable for weeks or months,” reported the National Weather Service in New Orleans.

The NWS reports Ida produced “catastrophic” winds and rain across the central Gulf Coast from southeast Louisiana to coastal Mississippi. As Ida moves inland, flooding impacts are possible across portions of the Lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys.

Park Place has set up a Command Center in Westborough, Mass., 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 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 has moved additional material into the potential impacted regions. Field Engineers are planning for the worst and hoping for the best.  We are also putting our complete Staff on high alert making sure they are ready to deploy.

Park Place has employed this proactive approach for such recent challenges as Winter Storm Harper, wildfires in California and Hurricanes Elsa, Grace and Henri. By preparing for potential weather-related interruptions of service, Park Place is proactively investing in data center up time to ensure peace of mind for our clients.

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

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Parker, Park Place Assistant