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Re: Cleveland outage (Warning: operational content)

  • From: Steve Sobol
  • Date: Fri Jan 14 00:49:40 2000

Um, yes, that would be 25 *million* gallons.

Typos suck. :)

Todd Stroup wrote:
> 
> Not to be a smart ass or anything but I hope it was ALOT more than 25
> gallons. :)
> 
> T..S
> 
> On Fri, 14 Jan 2000, Steve Sobol wrote:
> 
> >
> > http://www.cleveland.com/news/sreports/flood
> >
> > A 36" pipe burst yesterday afternoon, releasing over 25 gallons of
> > water into an area covering several city blocks.
> >
> > As luck would have it, my office building (the Superior Building)
> > sits right in front of the place where the pipe burst. I was down
> > there last night and again tonight, and it's a *mess*.
> >
> > East 9th Street, downtown Cleveland's main north-south thoroughfare,
> > remains closed between St. Clair and Superior avenues. There was a
> > huge sinkhole last night... the entire financial district looked
> > like a war zone, and it looked like someone dropped a bomb on 9th
> > Street.
> >
> > At 9th and Rockwell, several services are completely down. Ameritech
> > has fiber in this area, as does MCI Worldcom. MCI Worldcom and CLEC
> > NextLink Ohio both have facilities in the Superior Building. NextLink's
> > Cleveland CO, in fact, is on the second floor. They seem to have
> > weathered the crisis pretty well. I don't know about Worldcom. Quite
> > frankly, I don't do business with them, and I'm not sure whether
> > they provide dialtone, data services or some other services out of
> > the Superior Building, as I've not had the opportunity to talk to
> > anyone up there.
> >
> > Ameritech Voice Mail was broken earlier. It's still not quite working
> > correctly. I just verified this by dialing my home phone number. Since
> > I'm dialing FROM my home phone line, I should get my custom greeting
> > immediately, because the line's busy. Instead, I have to wait four
> > rings and then I get the default message.
> >
> > WRT ISP's: The biggest ISP in the Superior Building is NACS.NET (my
> > upstream). Multiverse, another largish local ISP, is here too, but
> > their dialups and servers are colocated at Verio. Verio, along with
> > a slew of other ISP's, has offices at Playhouse Square that were not
> > affected by the flooding.
> >
> > Obviously, I'm also located in the SB, and I know of one other small
> > service provider that runs his servers and dialups out of the same
> > building (the office next to me, in fact). I don't know about him,
> > but NACS appears to be doing fine. They're running off several
> > generators. I brought my two servers downstairs and hooked them up
> > to their generators, so I'm back up too.
> >
> > It looks like the impact on connectivity should be pretty minimal.
> >
> > Power, however, isn't expected to go back on before the end of the day
> > tomorrow. Also, they had to cut a gas line to get down to the water
> > main. (RELAX... they turned off the gas first! NO BACKHOES, I repeat,
> > NO BACKHOES were involved in this incident!)
> >
> > One of the talking heads on the eleven o'clock news said the water
> > main could be fixed as early as 1AM EST (forty-five minutes from now).
> >
> > --
> > North Shore Technologies  http://NorthShoreTechnologies.net
> > 888.480.4NET
> > Steve Sobol, President, Chief Website Architect and Janitor
> > sjsobol@NorthShoreTechnologies.net
> > My opinions DO, in fact, represent the official opinions of North
> > Shore Technologies Corporation, since I own the company. Thanks for
> > asking.
> >

-- 
North Shore Technologies  http://NorthShoreTechnologies.net 
888.480.4NET
Steve Sobol, President, Chief Website Architect and Janitor
sjsobol@NorthShoreTechnologies.net
My opinions DO, in fact, represent the official opinions of North
Shore Technologies Corporation, since I own the company. Thanks for
asking.





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