Flood affecting US east coast communication facilities?

Emily Ozols wingar at team-metro.net
Tue Oct 30 07:53:24 UTC 2012


Hi Kauto,

Internaps LGA11 DC in NYC was knocked out recently by Sandy.
Here's the official statement:
"Please be advised that Internap's LGA11 facility is experiencing
significant flooding in the sub-basement of the 75 Broad Street building as
a result of Hurricane Sandy. The flooding has submerged and destroyed the
site's diesel pumps and is preventing fuel from being pumped to the
generators on the mezzanine level.

The available fuel reserves on the mezzanine level are estimated to support
customer loads for approximately 5-7 hours. Once this fuel supply has been
exhausted the generator will no longer be able to sustain operation and
critical customer power loads will be lost."

The email was sent a while ago and by now the diesel would have run out.
Internap shut down server for customers those that they were contractually
obligated to.

Currently it seems that the AWS stuff is still up and same for Rackspace.
However there have been reports of the US East submarine cables going dark.

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 6:46 PM, Kauto Huopio <kauto at huopio.fi> wrote:

> Greetings all,
>
> Any reports on damage to communications facilities on US east coast?
>
> --Kauto
>
> --
> Kauto Huopio - kauto at huopio.fi
> (dayjob @ CERT-FI )
>
>


-- 
~Em


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