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Re: Tornadoes: (

  • From: Marshall Eubanks
  • Date: Tue Sep 25 07:39:18 2001

Forwarded from Marty Schoch <[email protected]>

Some pictures of the UMD campus from a student
after the tornado hit.

>2 people dead, 50 injuried, 3000 evacuated.
>Two tornadoes move across 70 miles of Northern Virginia, Maryland
>and Washington DC.  Winds were measured at a peak of 206 miles
>per hour. University of Maryland: College Park has canceled
>classes today, and Maryland's Governor has declared a state of
>emergency in Prince George's and Howard counties. Tornadoes are
>rare in this part of the country, and even rarer at this time of year.
>The area has many different Internet facilities, data centers,
>and companies. Tornadoes generally create rather narrow
>paths of destruction. Public Internet performance measurements
>show two distinct, but minor blips near the time of the tornadoes.
>It does show the importance of having an "all-hazard" response
>plan, instead of concentrating on only one threat.

Marshall Eubanks

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