Hurricane Sandy Takes Out Offices of Gizmodo, Gawker, Huffington Post and More

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News Posted: Tue, Oct 30 2012 12:47 PM
So far, Hurricane Sandy has been about as brutal as predicted; millions are without power, and dozens are dead. It’s also taken a toll on the Internet community. This morning, several major media news sites were down, including Gawker, Gizmodo, Mediate, and the Huffington Post. (HuffPo is back up as of now, but the others are currently still down.)

Datagram, Inc., which provides Internet access in the New York metro area, has serious flooding at its facility, and according to its update page, they’re still pumping water out of the basement and have no timetable for when operations will be back up and running. The company’s Connecticut facility is operational, though, and although Datagram is able to receive email, the phones are out due to outages to Verizon, AT&T, and Windstream.

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Flooding from Hurricane Sandy is causing problems (Image credit: Reuters)

Gizmodo and Gawker have, however, managed to post stories via special update sites.

Stay safe and be smart out there, East Coasters.
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3vi1 replied on Tue, Oct 30 2012 1:06 PM

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?

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RWilliams replied on Tue, Oct 30 2012 2:14 PM

I had a hell of a time uploading a video to YouTube last night. It was "read-only" for hours. Not sure if that had anything to do with Sandy or not, but it was an awful big coincidence if not.

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Manduh replied on Tue, Oct 30 2012 2:22 PM

How is everyone at HH?

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realneil replied on Tue, Oct 30 2012 8:44 PM

We had a heck of a lot of rain here in Virginia. The wind wasn't as bad here as it was farther north. 50MPH gusts.

There are a lot of trees down and many people are still without power. Our power never faltered.

There is snow all over the Blue Ridge mountains that are visible from my back porch.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who faced the full force of this storm.

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

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