Hurricane Sandy: Huffington Post Back Online, Gawker Site Still Down

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News web sites The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed were back up Wednesday after experiencing outages following a New York power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

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But gossip site Gawker and gadget site Gizmodo as of early Wednesday were still operating via a back-up site.

“Our New York City data center is still offline thanks to Hurricane Sandy,” a note at gawker.com said. “We are working as quickly as possible to restore the full site, but in the interim you can view updates at http://updates.gawker.com.” Gizmodo also still had a similar message at gizmodo.com as of Wednesday morning.

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Most data centers on the East Coast have failsafe systems in place, which had been tested in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy, according to reports. But not all of them were a match for the storm.

Huffington Post worked around the temporary blackout by publishing updates on Twitter and Facebook, including a hand-drawn "front page." Gizmodo ran a live blog despite technical glitches.

“Reeling” was the headline of the Huffington Post’s U.S. edition’s lead story early Wednesday. “East Coast Copes With Sandy’s Staggering Aftermath,” it continued.

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