Many veterans lost documents in hurricane

December 17th, 2012 | Posted by Kevin Corley in Document Management

When a natural disaster strikes, the results can be disastrous. Often, homes or businesses can be destroyed, leaving the items stored within vulnerable. If an office floods or experiences another physical detriment, like a fallen tree through the roof, for example, their vital information could be ruined or lost, if not preserved in another way.

Many veterans experienced this when Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast in late October. According to the Staten Island Advance, United States Senator Charles Schumer's office has been contacted by numerous military veterans with regard to lost medals and military documents.

Schumer has been attempting to get the Department of Defense to quicken the process of replacing such items, the newspaper reported, a process that usually takes around six weeks.

"The Department of Defense should work in coordination with all the branches of the military to make sure these veterans get the medals they rightfully deserve as quickly as possible," Schumer told the news provider.

To prevent this sort of loss at a business, leaders should consider investing in conversion services to save a company's data on electronic servers. Even if the primary source document is lost or ruined, the information will be saved and accessible on multiple devices.

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