You’re supposed to have generators for events like this
That wouldn’t help anything. If the condensers took a lightning hit, that means facility cooling is down, and even if your critical load has power via UPS/Generators, the facility would heat up fast, and gear would start getting fried. If this was serious enough to take out cooling like that, they are making the right decision to shut down the critical load. Design of cooling layout is in question, and lightning protection infrastructure, but that has nothing to do with current decision in light of the situation. Keep in mind this is on the facility owner to remedy, not necessarily Psychz. This was an act of god issue, and unfortunately shite happens. We are affected as well….hope resolved soon, but these situations usually are not a quick resolution.