Access to Hurricane Web Site
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Greg Hernandez
Logging onto the NOAA's National Hurricane Center's Web site will be much easier this yeareven during hurricanes, when the site has, in the past, been overtaxed by a surge of users.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the hurricane center's parent organization, has established a network of Web servers on the Internet designed to provide fast response to thousands of Web users seeking the latest information on hurricanes. National Hurricane Center Web site information is available on each of the Web servers in this network. Web users are automatically sent to the server that will provide the fastest response.
The network adapts to changing numbers of users and to the current status of the Internet. It provides a much greater total capacity to serve users than in the past, as well as a load-sharing capability that assures users the best possible response time.
You can also get the latest storm information from "Hurricanes: The Greatest Storms On Earth" located at http://hurricanes.noaa.gov