Could Extreme Weather Take Down the Internet?

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The United States is no stranger to extreme weather. These natural disasters could tear down buildings, destroy infrastructure, and possibly even leave a city in ruins.This country has experienced 3 Category 5 hurricanes since 1934, 58 T5 tornadoes since 1950, and 1,319 earthquakes with a 5.0 magnitude or higher since 1900. So consider this: What would happen if one of these monster forces of nature were to hit a major cloud data center? Here’s an examination of the potential impact, but to see just how influential some of these clouds are, it’ll be assumed that the respective cloud providers have no protocol for a power outage.
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