Originally Posted by Sean TM
so we came in friday to a bursted pipe right above our machine room... the computer to our ssl axiom is ruined... all of our daw comps are ruined..our 02r is ruined..all our interfaces..all our rack gear.... we are done for awhile, hopefully our insurance company will be able to take care of it asap.. but even if they cut us a check for the cost of everything today.. its still gonna take a couple of months to rebuild... its not as bad as katrina or sandy, but we now know your pain.
I assume that things were still powered up and got shorted out? If so, then I can imagine that things could very well be screwed. However, if they weren't powered up and the water was clean, it might not be as bad as it looks. It will be a hell of a strip-down and dry it out job, but you might be surprised how many things may have survived and just need a little TLC to come back to life completely.
I know of a basement machine room in a university computer lab that got filled to a depth of a few feet with flood water way back in the 70's/80's. It was deep enough that the underfloor cable space was totally flooded and the final water level was a couple of feet above the raised floor. Some machines had even been moved around by the force of the water and it was dirty water too. However, after getting the place pumped out and dried, stripping down and cleaning all the gear and then drying everything out and reassembling it, all but one or two of the machines made a full recovery. The one stroke of good luck in the whole incident was that a power distribution board shorted out early during the flooding, so most things had shut themselves down (or just plain stopped due to loss of power) before they went for their impromptu swim.
In any case, hope it gets sorted for you. Must be a real pain.