The Pacific Northwest had a large windstorm in mid December. The wind knocked out power at my "data center". Unfortunately I was on vacation for much of the storm and wasn't able to move my servers to a location that had power. This resulted in an unprecedented downtime of 6-7 days for my website and e-mail. The first thing I did when I returned home was move the servers to a new "data center". The new "data center" will cost me more money to run the machines, but it is definitely worth it. This new location didn't lose power for a second during the large windstorm. Note: I wasn't the only one affected by the storm, the local papers were not able to print and even Valve's Steam servers were taken down for a while.