First, some background:
A little less than 48 hours ago (at the time of this post), my town was hit by a fast-forming, high-intensity supercell thunderstorm which in mere moments caused trees to suffer whiplash, trash/recycling totes to go flying, and heavy rain to come down sideways. Suffice to say, my family quickly took shelter in the family basement out of fear that there was a tornado about to hit. After 30 minutes, the dreadful tempest passed and we emerged once more into sunlight...only to find broken utility lines (including Internet going down), a massive amount of tree damage (with trees getting uprooted or broken off at the trunk and carried several meters away), and a few fires breaking out around town. Fortunately, my house is still standing.
Since then, while Internet has been technically fixed, storm cleanup is still ongoing, and I am still noticing occasional Internet disconnects. With Elsewyr launch just a couple days away, I am wondering if there is anything I can do to improve the stability of my Internet connection. I understand that this may not be the best place to ask that question, but I am not a member of any tech help groups, and frankly, I'm not sure why the disconnects are happening.
Is there anything you guys would recommend? I know that my options may be limited (especially if the disconnects are happening because of ongoing utility repair/cleanup), but I would like to see if anything can be done before I call my ISP and request repairs (since they are likely overloaded with calls for service at the moment).
Thanks in advance for any help.
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