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Weather Threat Policy

Within Louisiana, there exists a possibility of severe weather conditions. These same weather conditions can be dangerous to your computer equipment and software. If UL Lafayette suspends operation due to severe weather conditions, please follow the steps listed below to help protect your computing equipment.

  • Turn off, then unplug all equipment from the wall outlets.

  • Windows may break. If equipment is located near the windows, consider relocation to a less exposed position. Call the IT Help Desk 337-482-HELP (4357) if you need help. Close curtains and blinds if present.

  • Cover the equipment with plastic such as heavy-duty garbage bags. Arrange the plastic so water can runoff and does not puddle. You must be certain that the equipment is unplugged before covering, otherwise you may prevent ventilation of the equipment and in the extreme case start a fire.