When Hurricane Rita ripped through southwest Louisiana last fall, Kenneth Quirk, co-owner of CPA firm Quirk and Associates, was without power and water for almost two weeks."This area had 500 tornadoes taking place during the hurricane. It devastated 50 miles south of us," said Quirk. "Cameron Parish was wiped off the map! Just down the street, there were buildings with their roofs blown right off and water damage to all their equipment."

Quirk was very lucky that the hurricane and tornadoes, which caused an estimated 119 deaths in five states, blew right passed his offices without scratching his server - which he had wrapped in plastic in hopes of preventing water damage and left sitting on a shelf inside his office.

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