Flood Risk, Downtime

I live in a part of the Island of Montreal, which is under the risk of flooding, due to the recent weather. Yesterday (Sunday, May 7) we received a warning, that if the situation gets out of control beyond a certain point, residents in my neighborhood could be requested to leave with little or no time to prepare. And, because Montreal is under a state of emergency, this means that residents would also have no choice but to do so, if requested to leave.

This home-computer is also the server of my blog.

I felt that it would be a good precaution, to make my logistical preparations, in case the evacuation order came. And as part of those precautions, I also shut down all my computers, to minimize any loss of data that might take place in the long run, if it ever came to that. So I still have my bags all ready, to take and walk away with.

But as it stands, the risk to this one computer no longer seems so immediate, and I have rebooted it.

As a result of the shutdown,

  • From May 7, 19h00
  • Until May 8, 13h00

My site and blog were offline. I apologize for any inconvenience to potential readers.

Dirk

 

Flood in my Condominium

From Friday Night, March 18, through until Saturday Morning, March 19, I had a plumbing malfunction in my walls, which caused a little bit of flooding.

But thanks to the quick response from “Plomberie Richard Leduc”, and from “Cory’s Carpet Cleaning”, we were able to get that well under control, and for prices which I found affordable.

Thank you for the help everyone!

Dirk