REUTERS - Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit eastern United States, flooded servers of Datagram Inc in New York City, bringing down several media websites it hosts, including Huffington Post and Gawker.
"We are continuing to battle flooding and fiber outages in downtown New York and Connecticut," a notice posted on Datagram's website said. http://r.reuters.com/wat63t
"Verizon and other carriers in the area are down as well. Generators are unable to pump fuel due to the flooding in the basements," Datagram said.
New York-based Datagram offers server-hosting services, network and Web application support, and database administration.
Sandy, which was especially imposing because of its wide-raging winds, brought a record surge of almost 14 feet (4.2 meters) to downtown Manhattan, well above the previous record of 10 feet (3 meters) during Hurricane Donna in 1960, the National Weather Service said.
"Due to power outages caused by Superstorm Sandy, our own website is experiencing technical difficulties," said Huffington Post, which is owned by AOL.
All Gawker Media websites, including Gizmodo and Lifehacker, were down. click here to read more