Hurricane Irma continues to be a very powerful and destructive hurricane. It’s already brought life-threatening wind, storm surge, and flooding to the Caribbean islands, and is now heading towards Florida with a force the state hasn’t seen in some time. To be sure, this four hundred mile wide storm will leave a damaging impression across many areas within its path, including our great city.
We are as ready as we can be.
As was shared during the Charlotte All Hands meeting earlier today, we’ve applied a cross-functional lens on every part of our business and taken measures to ensure that we are as ready as we can be for Irma’s arrival. We will continue to closely monitor Irma’s path over the weekend, and if we determine that damaging winds, rainfall, flooding, power outages and other factors are expected to play out on Monday across our city, and on our campus, we will let you know.
Our plan includes meeting this Sunday evening to evaluate the status of the storm’s impact, and quickly thereafter, communicate our decision about the offices’ opening or closing. We will also re-connect before dawn on Monday morning to assess the storm’s impact again, and send out another communication that either confirms our original decision, or outlines a change in plan.
Communication is Key
We want to reinforce the communication approach we will take to keep you informed throughout the days ahead.
- If we close our offices, we will email and text you. We’ll also ask that you keep your immediate leader informed of your personal situation. If you have not registered your current mobile # on the Charlotte AvidX SMS System, please do so. Simply text avidnc to the number 97000.
- Any additional updates needed, will be sent to you from our Business Continuity mailbox, followed by a text message as well.
Need to reach us?
If you have any questions or concerns prior, during or after the storm, or are unable to reach your leader, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.