By Jim Ash
News Journal capital bureau chief
March, 27, 2007
TALLAHASSEE A massive air-conditioning failure at a state office complex
in Tallahassee is threatening to disrupt government computer traffic
A chiller plant at the Capital Circle Office Complex in Tallahassee
began leaking Monday night, said Mike Stone, a spokesman for the
Division of Emergency Management.
The campus of government buildings southwest of the Capitol is home to
4,500 state workers in various agencies, including the Division of
Emergency Management, the Department of Management Services, the
Department of Health, and the Department of Community Affairs.
About 11 buildings have lost air conditioning because of the failure,
Stone said. The problem threatens to overheat computer servers, and
officials are warning that the state's main web page will be out of
service periodically throughout the day.
The state Emergency Operations Center is also located at the complex,
but its functions will not be interrupted, Stone said.
"There is the possibility that we might have some disruptions on
MyFlorida.com" Stone said. "We're asking state workers to treat this as
a casual day and to dress for warm weather."
Department of Management Services Secretary Linda South holds a press
conference at 10:30 a.m. with Division of Emergency Management Director
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