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Re: Reports of flooding in Tyson's Corner Virginia

  • From: Richard A Steenbergen
  • Date: Sat Feb 22 18:12:49 2003

On Sat, Feb 22, 2003 at 05:33:20PM -0500, Leo Bicknell wrote:
> In a message written on Sat, Feb 22, 2003 at 03:41:19PM -0500, Sean Donelan wrote:
> > The associated press is reporting that parts of Tyson's Corner is
> > experiencing flooding, and officials are restricting access.
> > 
> > As some folks are aware the Tyson's Corner area is/was a very
> > dense colocation and peering center for the Internet.
> 
> Having just been in that area yesterday, I think I can explain a
> bit.
> 
> To many people Tysons Corner == Tysons Corner Mall, I and II (yes,
> two different malls across the street from each other).  I is a
> fairly normal american mall, II has more "upscale" stores in it.
> 
> Anyhow, the II part has been closed twice this week, once on thursday
> for a bomb scare, and today due to roof issues (unclear from the
> reports on TV if there is an actual problem, or if they are just
> scared of one).  As such, the mall is closed, along with a few
> access roads for it.

Looks like 30 stores on the upper level were flooded (probably too strong
a word, "slightly moistened" would seem more appropriate) due to a roof
leak, and the mall was closed.

Hardly a danger to the internet, unless there are more people than I know 
doing their private interconnects through Macy's.

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Richard A Steenbergen <ras@e-gerbil.net>       http://www.e-gerbil.net/ras
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