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Hurricane Wilma Caused Verio Bay Area Web Outages?

Chief Inspector Dreyfus (
24 Oct 2005 17:48:33 -0700

One of my favorite web sites went down this morning, and it was
apparently caused by Hurricane Wilma. The domain for the site is
hosted by Verio.

NOTE: Service to customers of Verio, Inc., located in Boca Raton,
Florida was interrupted Monday morning (Oct. 24) when commercial power
failed in Boca Raton and Verio's emergency backup generators failed to
start. Verio is a major provider of web services to customers ranging
from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses in the U.S. and four

According to one report from Verio's Texas offices, after commercial
power failed, Verio attempted to start the rooftop emergency generators
but discovered the roof had collapsed.


Hurricane Wilma rips through Florida, 6 killed in Florida; 6,000,000
residents without power, phones.

October 24, 2005 4:43 P.M. PDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Hurricane Wilma knifed through Florida with
winds up to 125 mph Monday, shattering windows in skyscrapers, peeling
away roofs and knocking out power to 6 million people, with still a
month left to go in the busiest Atlantic storm season on record At
least six deaths were blamed on the hurricane in Florida, bringing the
toll from the storm's march through the tropics to 25.

Warm regards to all,

I am, Chief Inspector Claude Dreyfus, Surete, Emeritus,
and I have inspected this post before sending.

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