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Hurricane Sandy's Effects Knock Out Popular Web Sites

   
3:05 pm on Oct 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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)

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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)

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That's what surprised me, too, and no apparent fallback.