It's no secret that Kotaku and our sister sites at Gawker Media got walloped this week after our datacenter was flooded by Hurricane Sandy and our sites were knocked offline. We've taken to Tumblr, setting up alternative versions of our sites, where we've worked to give readers as much of a proper Kotaku, Deadspin, Gawker, Jalopnik, Jezebel, Gizmodo, io9 and Lifehacker-ish experience as we can. Through that, we've run a lot of our usual mix of content but also a lot on the storm and its aftermath, on its extraordinary moments and its most ridiculous.


Here is a sampling. We thank you all for sticking with us.

This Amazing Time Lapse Video Shows Sandy's Assault On New York And The Moment The Lights Went Out

Why Salt Water in the Subway Is So Extremely Dangerous

Why Can't We Stop a Hurricane Before It Hits Us?

Which Foods Are Safe to Keep After a Power Outage (and Which You Should Toss)

New York City's Displaced Rat Population Simply Cannot Wait to Give You the Bubonic Plague

"The Impact On Science Will Be Terrible": Sandy's Effect On NYU Hospital Is Worse Than You Think

But How Did Wall Street Execs Enjoy Their Hurrication?

A Grisly Question: Did NYC's Subway-Dwelling ‘Mole People' Get Out Alive?

Who's ‘Winning' the Hurricane?

Exploring New York In the Post-Sandy Pitch Black

Here Is Tomorrow's Subway System

Halloween, Sandy, and Pee on the LES

The MTA had a fool-proof system for preventing floodwaters from getting into the subway system

I Just Got the Hurricane Sandy Edition of a PS3 Game

What caused this electrical substation to explode in Manhattan last night?

My Insane Hurricane Sandy Video, As Seen on The Weather Channel

How To Salvage A Flooded Car

A Hurricane Warning from 1996, Still Unheeded