Down?
http://edu-observatory.org/olli/HCS/down.html


Check Internet Connectivity
Network Analysis Tools
  http://192.168.100.1/EventLog.asp

Internet Health
  Internet Outages Map
  Internet Traffic Report


https://istheservicedown.com
  Check CenturyLink in Ames
  Check Hughesnet in Ames
  Check Mediacom in Ames
  Check Metronet in Ames

https://downdetector.com
  Check CenturyLink in Ames
  Check Hughesnet in Ames
  Check Mediacom in Ames
  Check Metronet in Ames

https://outage.report
  Check CenturyLink
  Check Hughesnet
  Check Mediacom


Weather  
  Iowa Weather
Iowa Power Outages Map
  https://poweroutage.us/area/state/iowa
City of Ames (Report Power Outage: 515-239-5240)
  https://www.cityofames.org/government/departments-divisions-a-h/electric
  http://electric.cityofames.org  (Map)

Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO)
  https://www.misoenergy.org
  https://www.misoenergy.org/markets-and-operations/real-time--market-data/real-time-displays/

Apple status
  https://www.apple.com/support/systemstatus/
  https://developer.apple.com/system-status/
Google Status
  Google Status
Zoom Status
   https://status.zoom.us
 

Critical Events Log (Iowa State)
  https://status.it.iastate.edu