• Subject: Re: As/400 goes under water and lives
  • From: Chuck Lewis <clewis@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 12:01:40 +0100

WOW Pat !!

WHAT a mess and thanks for the real world words !!!!

I'll e-mail you privately on some sources (didn't know if it's Kosher on the
list...)

Chuck

Pat Barber wrote:

> I assume most of you folks know that S.E. North Carolina has been
> hammered by Floyd(hurricane) and that we are having BIG time flooding..
>
> One of my customers(wholesale electrical) prepared for the "normal"
> hurricane type appearance but this one was MUCH different... They
> did a normal save and then I came by and did another one myself...
> We stored all equipment and forms up high(on top of desks) and went
> home for the big blow...  The eye crossed out area at 2:00am on
> thursday and it "appeared" that we suffered very little wind damage...
> but we did receive 29 inches of rain(+).. This gave us a 100 year
> flood level and my customer's business went under 4 feet of water...
>
> I got there Friday(after water went down) and everything was a mess..
>
> The 400 was sitting on top of a 42" table and the base had been exposed
> to at least 3-4" of water... several terminals and a 4247 printer got
> VERY wet at the base... I started stripping the 400 down to the frame
> and layed the whole thing out in front of a HUGE fan... I ran the fan
> over
> the 400 for 36 hours and then put it back together yesterday morning...
>
> Found one terminal that still worked and hooked it all up.... Put power
> to the 400 and hit the start button.... It started IPL and I almost
> fainted...
>
> The 400 came up fine but it look like we lost 1 monitor(G72), 4
> keyboards,
> and one UPS... 3487 and 3488's all came back up but keyboards got
> trashed...
>
> The 4247 also had been stripped down and after I put it back together
> and put
> power to it,,,, it started right up !!!!! These folks are VERY lucky,
> even
> though it looks like a million dollars in lost inventory.... I spoke to
> the guys in Rodchester and they told me they had several 400's go under
> up and down the east coast.... We have massive lose in homes and
> business's
> in our area but everybody seems to be OK.. None of the business's pc's
> seemed
> to have survived.....
>
> Anybody know where I can get some keyboards for 3487 & 3488 ?????
>
> We all were very lucky....
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