Limited Availability Because Flooding
Dresden / Germany, 2002-08-20 – The availability of IMPELLER.NET – the online pump magazine with the global PumpSelector – is temporarily limited because the flood catastrophe in Dresden.
Flooded streets of Dresden
Probably the flooding is the largest natural catastrophe that Dresden and the region had ever to suffer. At least 15 people have died in the floods in Germany. Complete districts was been flooded. Bridges have broken and uncounted buildings was been destroyed.
Because problems in the power supply there were limitations of the availability of IMPELLER.NET. In the last week the servers have to be moved from the location in the flooded Altstadt area to an alternative location. Thanks the engagement of VSX’ internet technology partner DSI and with help of the emergency workers the servers could be reconnected than at the new location.
Fortunately the facilities of VSX – VOGEL SOFTWARE, the publisher of IMPELLER.NET, was kept undamaged, although the building is located very closed to the river Elbe. So the software and Internet company was able to restart the operation on Monday.
Source: VSX – VOGEL SOFTWARE GmbH