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A wind storm took the power out again but only for a few hours.
Yes, we do have backup power to prevent the servers from crashing, but after a short time those battery reserves run out so we always shut everything down as soon as the power goes out. This prevents equipment and data damage.
The power company had the power back on after only 3 hours. The power was out from about 1pm to 4pm pacific time today.