PoolAndSpa.com Hurricane Nate Special Weather Statement
PoolAndSpa.com Hurricane Nate Special Weather Statement – PoolAndSpa.com continues to monitor Tropical Storm / Hurricane Nate, and we are beginning preparations to minimize service disruptions to our customers should this storm affect our operations.
Our main offices and operations center are located in the Northwestern area of the Florida Panhandle near the Pensacola Metro area. Nate is forecasted to strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane and potentially impact our operations in Florida, which could have a domino effect for our other offices and shipping locations throughout the country. The exact track may change but we are closely monitoring this developing storm over the next few days.
We plan to operate as normal, unless we are ordered to evacuate our various locations, and/or if we feel that it is in the best interest of our employees to seek safety elsewhere. This storm is not similar to the other 3 hurricanes that have been occurring throughout the southeast because our facilities were never expected to be in the direct path of the other storms. Nate, on the other hand, is expected to affect our local area to some extent.
All PoolAndSpa.com online orders will continue to be processed during any possible storm event, as our main computer data center is located in Chicago, IL. However our Customer Service Support services, both through phone and through email, may be impacted, depending on the severity of the storm. Some shipping warehouses may have to be shut down in our southeast facilities depending on the exact path of the storm as it travels northward and inland – while our west coast facilities will see little to no impact.
The forecast path showed Pensacola just outside of the center’s warning cone, which stretched from the Florida / Alabama border to central Louisiana. The threat of direct impacts from wind, storm surge, and heavy rainfall is increasing from Louisiana through the Florida Panhandle. Pensacola will likely be on the eastern side of Nate when it makes landfall. The eastern side is generally the area for higher wind gusts, storm surge and tornado formation.
In the event of a power outage or damage to our cable lines, high speed data, and phone service may be interrupted. Immediately following the storm, we will have resources that will assess all of our communication systems and begin work to restore all services and operations as quickly as possible.
To contact us with additional questions, customers can visit our website for updated information, or call our toll free number at 1-800-876-7647. If you are unable to contact us via phone, email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. No emails will be lost, however ability to respond to them immediately may be affected, depending on the severity of the storm. All emails WILL be answered as soon as we are able.
We will continue to provide periodic updates over the next few days, and our thoughts and prayers are with the communities that may be impacted by this storm.
PoolAndSpa.com Customer Service