One of the surprises for me in the aftermath of Sandy was the impact that Sandy had on some Internet services. To me, this was a foreseeable event. Not that I have any inside information on predicting storm surges, but, this event was within the realm of possibility already, and, it nearly happened Aug 28-29 last year. And yet, somehow, some companies were caught unprepared even with the long leadtime that this had. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/30/hurricane-sandy-websites-floods-data-centers_n_2046034.html http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/30/net-us-storm-sandy-mediaoutage-idUSBRE89T0TA20121030 Looked at another way -- I can't predict something like this in advance, but, I can predict with high confidence that an event like this will happen somewhere. Why leave your company vulnerable to such a probable occurrence?