Squarespace and Hurricane Sandy Posted on Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at 11:45 am. PTWritten by Jim Dalrymple Read about the lengths these guys went to in order to keep all of the sites online. Remarkable. Hedwig Guerra As a paying squarespace customer, I am more than satisfied with their effort. I’ve been in a similar situation before and I can attest their challenge is a hard one. Posting here since comments are closed on http://status.squarespace.com. Joseph Blake Remarkable, yet disturbing that so many internet companies had absolutely shoddy disaster planning in place. Sandy was not a significantly strong storm, compared to other tropical cyclones that the Atlantic has produced in the past 5-10 years. John W Baxter Sandy as a tropical hurricane was not particularly strong. Sandy as merged with other large systems was–one hopes–a once-in-a-lifetime event. Lowest pressure was amazingly low.Exactly why one puts such facilities on low-lying near-shore land, with emergency fuel in the basement isn’t terribly clear. It likely has something to do with the Dutch habit of building below sea level. Joseph Blake The storm surge would’ve been what it was whether or not it had merged with the cold front. Either way, a 100 year flood doesn’t mean it only happens every hundred years. It means there’s a 1/100 chance of it happening every year. You could have another one next year. Either way, services like these not having a backup plan (especially Gawker) is almost criminal. Steven Fisher I think Hedwig’s got a better link; you get a lot more of the story there.