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Hurricane Sandy: Huffington Post, Gawker, Buzzfeed, Gizmodo all down because of storm
30 October 2012 09:32 AM
Internet users wanting to check news of Hurricane Sandy on the Huffington Post this morning were met with blank screens - as the tropical storm took down servers across New Jersey and New York City.
Gawker's fleet of sites, including Jezebel and Gizmodo, also went dark.
An official working on their server gave the statement: “Basement flooded, fuel pump off line – we got people working on it now. 5 feet of water now” .
TechCrunch reports that although big data warehouses usually have "multiple failsafes" in place, it looks like they were no match for the storm that has so far left over 6.5 million people without power and forced thousands to evacuate.
Among the affected is Buzzfeed - the home page for internet memes - so there's no lolcats around to soothe fears for the moment.