New York Surge From Irene Looks Bad, But Not Off Charts –

27 Aug

storm surge

As New York City begins evacuating residents from low-lying area ahead of Hurricane Irene, the region’s data center facilities are making preparations to continue operating throughout the storm.

The hurricane could pose a number of problems for data centers supporting critical services in the New York area, including high winds and heavy rain. The most problematic threat is a storm surge, in which a hurricane pushes a wall of water ahead it, inundating low-lying areas. Sections of New York City and the New Jersey coastline are vulnerable to storm surges, which could cause ground-level flooding.

New York Surge From Irene Looks Bad, But Not Off Charts –

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