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Re: Power outages in Florida

  • From: David Diaz
  • Date: Wed Feb 27 00:48:32 2008
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Being that Miami is my home town. I found it interesting today that in areas affected by the black out services like verizon EVDO lost their backbone connections. The towers were up with signal but no one could get to the IP gateway.  Driving a few miles to a lit area provided connectivity.

This is a concern for those of us with hurricane experience in the area.


On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 7:01 PM, Scott Weeks <[email protected]> wrote:

--- [email protected] wrote:
Being in the lightning capital of the world systems are generally well
protected from power issues. None of our peers have had any issues.

There has been a lot of lightning there recently...

says: "The company and state officials said the blackout began with a failure in an electrical substation near the Turkey Point nuclear station south of Miami, the division of emergency management said. That failure caused other parts of the system to shut down to protect the integrity of the electrical grid."