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Websites wiped out by ‘super-storm’ Sandy

Super storm Sandy has taken out large numbers of websites as power cuts hit Lower Manhattan, news sources report. Huffington Post, Gizmodo and Buzzfeed were amongst those affected.

It’s thought a battery failure at a data centre was the cause as flooding hit the building.

Some sites with co-located servers reported back on-line later but service for many remains seriously affected.

New York has been declared a ‘major disaster’ area by President Obama after Sandy caused devastating floods and caused power cuts to millions on the US east coast.

 


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