The Cruzio Team has worked diligently to prepare for the big incoming storm fronts. And we’ll continue to work diligently — through the nights and in bad weather as necessary — to keep internet up and running throughout our network.
However, with the best preparation in the world, with a weather event of this size there is a possibility that PG&E and internet services will be impacted. Our power backups will hold for a number of hours or days, depending on the site. We have redundant network paths, so if an upstream provider fails we can use another. We have shelf spares to repair or replace any equipment on our network. Our technicians are skilled and determined to prevent and solve problems. But if roads are closed or conditions unsafe and we cannot reach our equipment, temporary outages on our network may occur.
We’ll keep our Network Status updated at all times here: https://cruzio.com/member-tools/network-status/. And follow us on Twitter at @cruzio and @cruzio_support for updates. We also highly recommend following @CALocalSCZ, a great source of data and information.
This is a great time to be making sure you have all your devices and backup batteries fully charged, generators fueled, and emergency supplies on hand. There are great resources and information available online for Santa Cruz , San Mateo and Monterey.
Here are some useful tips from Cruzio’s own Steve Dennis:
- Make sure you have some bottled water for drinking
- Charge all devices
- Batteries, and flashlights at the ready
- Never cross downed power lines
- Slow down on the roads, and watch for standing water
- Fill your gas tanks today
- Pet owners keep leashes, and crates ready if you have to evacuate
- Your safety is the most important thing. Don’t take a risk for dumb reasons
- Let folks know your status sooner rather than later. If you need help, ask!
Stay safe and dry!