Hurricane Sandy surely is a tough weather anomaly to battle! Even the web world is a direct hit! The blogosphere is no exception for the tidal surges and we’ve learned that websites like Gawker, including its fleet of sites, Gizmodo, Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed are all down and experiencing server trouble. Talking about Hurricane Sandy victims.
As we all heard on the news, CNN just reported that New Jersey and New York is the storm path – this means that any data servers who happened to be stationed nearby are likely to be affected by the storm. Most data storehouses have fail-safe system ready in case there are unwitting such as this, but Hurricane Sandy is sure to be not an easy feat to conquer.
We’ll be back soon! There was a data center battery failure after the power went down in Lower Manhattan. Generators powering up. #sandy
— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) October 29, 2012
Gawker is temporarily down because the 57th Street Crane just flooded our servers with sea foam, or something. Back with you shortly.
— Gawker (@Gawker) October 29, 2012
“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.” -Willa Cather
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) October 29, 2012
Our site is down. Problems with NY-area servers due to Sandy. Be back ASAP.
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) October 29, 2012
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) already gave an order to residents who are in the path of the storm to remain inside their homes and use text messaging and the social media to communicate with family and friends, as well as to keep phone lines open at all times. If you think the homes are the only ones preparing for the big unlikely event? The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ are also closing their doors for the days to come – as soon as hurricane Sandy leaves the country.
To assist in the communications of the public, the Huffington Post has been serving up important resources and links for those affected by the storms, and BuzzFeed has brought us a few laughs to keep us loose. Though it’s frustrating to know that these relevant websites are down, still, Twitter posted some accounts for us to follow at the moment, that is to make us updated about the weather.
Joining in for the safety bandwagon is New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. The city mayor posted on Twitter:
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) October 30, 2012
On the other hand, BuzzFeed spokesperson Ashley McCollum told Techcrunch that “We’re having hurricane related issues both with our servers and our CDN, and are working on it. The social web is alive and well and our staff will continue to create shareable content for Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.”
As it has been said, the website keeps their site’s activity burning on their social media platforms throughout the rains.
Pushing outstuff through Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr while we resolve our site issues, you guys! Follow and like us.
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) October 30, 2012
Things are starting to get a bit crappy at the moment for the big sites in New York. We all hope this matter will be resolve in no time.
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