Although it was not as devastating as Hurricane Katrina, Isaac still tested planning infrastructures and caused severe damage. With severe winds reaching 106 miles per hour and major flooding, some residents of Louisiana lost their homes. Those residents who did not evacuate their homes were left to deal with power outages, which lasted for days in some areas.
Tulane University Utilized IntraPoint Services During Hurricane Isaac
Tulane University became a customer of IntraPoint in June 1, 2012, just 3 months before Hurricane Isaac passed through Louisiana. Tulane University was closed for 5 months as a result of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the University wanted to be better prepared for future threats, such as Isaac. IntraPoint and Tulane embarked on an accelerated implementation and testing schedule for the Enterprise Resiliency Solution, which resulted in a successful University wide drill in mid July.
The Enterprise Resiliency Solution passes the test
- Hunter Ely, Chief Information Security Officer at Tulane University, said to Edward Erickson, VP of Solutions and Business Development at IntraPoint: “You have won us over. Edward, IntraPoint is great. …it’s working great with hurricane [Isaac] and is helping immensely with communication.”
- Art Kirkland, Director of Emergency Management at Tulane University, said to another potential interested customer of IntraPoint: “I’d be happy to show you the paces we put IntraPoint through during [Hurricane Isaac]. We were very pleased. Even though we really only had four departments up and fully running the solution (Emergency Management, Public Safety, IT, and Facilities at our uptown campus). It was invaluable.”