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Analytics and disaster recovery

While 2012 has been a very active hurricane season in terms of total storms, the effects on life and property have been relatively small and the need for disaster recovery less than many years. Let's all be thankful for that. Right now, Tropical Storm Sandy is threatening Jamaica and the Caribbean but is forecast to head out to the Atlantic like many of its relatively harmless brothers and sisters this year. [10/25 UPDATE: Looks like I spoke to soon regarding Sandy. If forecasts keep trending the way they are, there could be a substantial disaster recovery effort in the mid-Atlantic and/or Northeast. Let's hope she stays out to sea.] One of the few exceptions was Hurricane Isaac, which blew through the gulf region in late August, devastating parts of the coast.  Many areas experienced more flooding than during Hurricane Katrina, almost exactly seven years earlier.

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http://blogs.sas.com/content/statelocalgov/2012/10/23/analytics-and-disaster-recovery/