Monday, August 29, 2005

Update on Hurricane Katrina Resources

While the hurricane was downgraded overnight to a category four, with winds clocked around 140MPH, this storm remains a hellish nightmare for New Orleans and the surrounding area.

The CBS affiliate in New Orlenas, WWLTV, is posting breaking news as it happens. I linked last night to their online broadcast, which has since been shifted to KHOU in Houston, but continuing their live coverage. In addition, they have added low-bandwidth audio coverage.

The NBC affiliate, WDSU, has added a Hurricane Katrina blog as well, with fairly regular updates.

Insomnia hasn't updated since late last night; Miles O'Brien and the rest of the CNN journalists have found their way on-air, and as such, his hurricane blog hasn't really been updated lately either (although this isn't a huge loss); and Kaye seems to be hanging in thus far thanks to her Blackberry).

As I find more resources, I'll continue to post them here. On a personal note, I've been through a few hurricanes before. Many from the mid-Atlantic beaches, which become nothing more than really tough storms (we would actually travel TO the beach to experience these), and a category two storm down in Florida. Knowing the fear and awe I felt for those storms, I simply cannot imagine being anywhere near this hurricane. Thoughts and prayers continue to go out to those affected by Katrina.

UPDATE: LSU has a webcam up and running on campus. Not quite sure why they left the flags up on the flagpole, but it may not be an issue in a while. Josh Britton is also blogging live from Louisiana, and is updating pretty frequently. A Small Victory is actually beginning to blog on the coverage of the storm, and has some pretty smart insights.

Posted by FleshPresser at 9:39 AM /


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