Regatta weblog scuttled by 'inland hurricane'

Steve Pilgrim, the publisher of the Rodent Regatta weblog, was knocked offline for 13 days by a history-making storm that killed seven:

On July 22, 2003 at 7:35 in the morning, Memphis, TN experienced a freak storm consisting of 100 MPH 'straightline winds.' This was a bit like an inland hurricane. ...

You simply cannot imagine how devastating it can be to a metropolitan area of over one million people to have 70% of the area without electricity.

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