[Satellite image of Hurricane Irene at 1:28 p.m. ET]
Gannett Media Technologies International, which provides technical support to the company's websites, sent the following memo today:
GMTI has invoked our Emergency Response plan in preparation for Hurricane Irene. A mandatory evacuation has been issued that affects our Norfolk, Va., location beginning Saturday morning. Today, a team was dispatched to our Cincinnati office in advance of the approaching storm. That team will assume all duties to seamlessly maintain continuity of all services.
Our network engineers conducted a thorough review of key applications and services in anticipation of a surge in traffic and usage spurred by hurricane coverage. We will continue to monitor performance and address any issues with the utmost urgency.
Following the storm we will evaluate conditions to determine when operations can resume in the Norfolk office.
[Photo: Weather Channel]