As North and South Carolina brace for Hurricane Florence, law firm CIOs and lawyers say preparation and practice for inclement weather are key in protecting client data and law firm tech.

Hurricane Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane Friday morning in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, near the North Carolina-South Carolina border. Hurricane Florence’s size and sluggish track up the East Coast could cause harsh and expensive damage to homes and businesses, according to media reports. Approximately half a million homes and businesses, mostly in North Carolina, were without power, The Associated Press reported Thursday morning.