Good idea to save work often, turn off computers when not in use during periods of high wind

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Release Date: 
10/18/2017

With high winds blowing across the state and more storms in the forecast, Washington Technology Services is reminding its customers that it's a good idea to save their work often to prevent losing it in a power outage.

While many offices are equipped with backup generators and a UPS (Uninterupptable Power Supply) system, WaTech's Desktop Support group says not only is saving work more frequently during a storm a good idea, but users should also turn off their computers and monitors when away for a longer period of time (such as overnight) to protect them from harm by potential power surges. Even momentary power outages can cause work to be lost if not saved.

Western Washington is currently being hit by its first series of winter storms for the season, with wind gusts of up to 45 mph already knocking out power to some areas, especially in the North Sound. A high wind advisory is currently in effect.

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