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|Hurricane Sandy's Effects Knock Out Popular Web Sites|
| 3:05 pm on Oct 30, 2012 (gmt 0)|
|Americans affected by storm Sandy were unable to access some popular news and commentary websites as power cuts in Lower Manhattan knocked several offline. |
Sites such as the Huffington Post, Gizmodo and BuzzFeed, along with all Gawker Media sites, were affected.
Many organisations tweeted that the culprit was a battery failure caused by flooding in a data centre.
The websites went down early on Monday evening as the storm hit.
Hurricane Sandy's Effects Knock Out Popular Web Sites [bbc.co.uk]
| 8:57 pm on Oct 30, 2012 (gmt 0)|
|Many organisations tweeted that the culprit was a battery failure caused by flooding in a data centre. |
The number of big name data centers in NYC with fuel tanks in the basement (which got flooded) surprised me a bit.
| 6:26 pm on Oct 31, 2012 (gmt 0)|
That's what surprised me, too, and no apparent fallback.
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