Thursday, September 1, 2011

Post Hurricane Irene Report

We're pleased to report that the network weathered the week's disasters without incident, although a handful of users at the far end of secondary links with limited backup battery power would have been unable to connect, owing to the extended power outages. We will be fitting those secondary relay locations with more robust battery backups before the end of the year.
Almost all users who had power--including their own generator backup--would have had uninterrupted access. We did see a handful of burned or defaulted routers owing to the grid power flickers. This a good time to remind all that a good quality UPS with a healthy battery in it will generally prevent these problems.

Our hearts go out to all of our neighbors who suffered--and the many who continue to suffer--from the terrible losses of this event.

For current road, bridge, and river status Google has stepped up with good online tool, which you can find here: