|Katrina Overwhelms Weather Web Sites|
|Reuters News Wire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Tue, 30 Aug 2005 12:19:40 -0500
Several U.S. weather and news Web sites were deluged by heavy traffic|
as hordes of people went online seeking emergency information and news
on Hurricane Katrina, which battered the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Weather.com was largely unavailable from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. EDT on
But a spokesman at Weather.com disputed that contention. He said
Keynote was not immediately available for comment.
Availability of the National Weather Service Web site www.nws.noaa.gov
News sites CNN.com and USAToday.com showed some degradation of
These sites usually load at 3 or 4 seconds, said Keynote. Keynote's
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