[Sugar-devel] No electricity and very limited internet
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Thu May 21 04:18:26 EDT 2020
I'm aware of the situation, please stay safe.
These are uncertain times and we completely understand that.
On Thu, May 21, 2020, 12:19 PM Anindya Kundu <anindyaak007 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am situated in one of the areas badly affected by the super cyclone that
> hit the eastern part of India last evening.
> Even though I live in an urban area, there is significant damage around.
> Several trees and electric lines have been uprooted, vehicles and roads are
> affected; external features of many buildings, like glass windows and water
> tanks, are damaged.
> There was a big transformer explosion 3kms from where I live, and there's
> been no electricity since 7pm last evening. It's the same in different
> places of the city.
> I'm not quite sure, but the electricity should be restored by today or
> tomorrow. However, since it's quite common here to have broadband fibre
> cables stretched through poles instead of underground, those may be damaged
> too, and would take a longer time to get fixed: maybe further aggravated by
> the COVID situation. Wireless reception is very poor too - barely loading
> webpages, if at all.
> Hence, I would unfortunately not be able to join the meetings until things
> come in place. I'll try to continue text based communication from the
> phone, once the network revives. However, the battery will die soon, and so
> there's a lot of uncertainty until electricity is restored. I'll reach back
> when things are normal, hopefully in a couple of days or two.
> *- Anindya Kundu*
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