Well its official, after 78 hours Amazon has declared the emergency over:
7:35 PM PDT As we posted last night, EBS is now operating normally for all APIs and recovered EBS volumes. The vast majority of affected volumes have now been recovered. We’re in the process of contacting a limited number of customers who have EBS volumes that have not yet recovered and will continue to work hard on restoring these remaining volumes.
If you believe you are still having issues related to this event and we have not contacted you tonight, please contact us here. In the “Service” field, please select Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. In the description field, please list the instance and volume IDs and describe the issue you’re experiencing.
We are digging deeply into the root causes of this event and will post a detailed post mortem.
post mortem.. oh the irony.