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Hurricane Florence Threatens Google, Facebook and Amazon Data Centers

Flooding and wind damage can take their toll on data centers

Hurricane Florence has threatened what some are calling “potentially catastrophic” damage to the mid- and south-Atlantic coast. Already, thousands of people in North and South Carolina have evacuated their homes.

But it is not just residential neighborhoods that are in the storm’s path. Flooding and wind damage can also take its toll on data centers, and many large corporations rely on data centers that could be caught in Hurricane Florence’s deluge.

Among the companies scrambling to protect their data storage and infrastructure? Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft.

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