August 26, 2011 – Hurricane Irene is predicted by the Environment News Service to be the largest storm to hit the East Coast in more than 70 years, and threatens large coastal metropolitan centers from North Carolina to Quebec. Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued in North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia and for hospitals in low-lying areas of New York City.

Here's how to prepare your data center or business operations for the event, according to IBM's Business Continuity and Resiliency Services.

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