Seeing reports of data centers experiencing flooding I really wonder what best practices are for a data center in a flood zone. Not like you could float it or anything. It hasn't been on my list of worries (Santa Clara doesn't flood much, more likely to fall into a crack in the ground). Anyone here who has an action plan for flooding at their data center? I recall seeing a nuclear plant that had a levee wall, that was pretty impressive.
Thankfully though, they managed to convert the generator run times from the completely unfamiliar "hours" unit into the much more universal "days" unit. </sarcasm>
But given the comments above, it seems likely that the issue wasn't a result of lack of power/gas. Interested to find out what failed with the preparations.