The MISys offices in Woodstock, Vermont remain closed after severe flooding related to hurricane Irene over the weekend. The town is slowly recovering from massive washouts, the failure of the town's water system, and the public utilities. Watch this news report.
The transformer that supplies power to our building is still attached to the electric pole, but the pole is laying on the ground, half submerged in a thick layer of mud.
The town's water supply was disabled when the storm surge took out an 8" main and emptied the contents of the water tank into the Ottauquechee River. Pumping the dry tank caused further failures of other equipment which must be replaced before pumping can begin again. The water company cannot promise a date when service will be restored.
Each morning we check with the electric utility company about the chances of getting power restored so that we can bring our servers up, including our email server. Their latest advice is that we might get power back by the end of Friday.
We are able to respond to emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can answer many sales and customer service-related questions, and some technical support requests sent to this address.
As soon as power is restored, we can be back in business, even without running water. Hopefully everything will be back to normal by the beginning of next week.
That said, we are mindfull of the many friends and neighbors who have lost everything in the recent storm.