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Wilma crashes into Florida

Hurricane reaches the U.S. as a Category 3 storm, after devastating the Yucatan. Images: Wilma's track across the Gulf

Hurricane reaches the U.S. as a Category 3 storm, after devastating the Yucatan.
Tracking Wilma
Some Web sites for keeping tabs on the hurricane:

•  National Hurricane Center

• National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

• The Weather Channel

• Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog

Wilma hammers Florida

Hurricane pounds Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach after slamming Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and killing 17 in the Caribbean.
October 24, 2005

Tech vs. Mother Nature

When disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes strike, high tech often proves just how fragile it can be.
October 21, 2005

Web trains eye on Wilma

As another major hurricane heads toward the U.S., blogs, weather sites and online news outlets track its path.
October 21, 2005

images The record-setting storm finally reaches Florida after punishing Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.
October 20, 2005

Senate nixes push to help emergency responders

A Sentate panel rejects an attempt by Sen. John McCain to push up the 2009 date by two years to help emergency personnel communicate better.
October 20, 2005

Katrina dollars may not mean tech largesse

Billions of dollars in supplemental spending for hurricane relief may slow growth for the government's overall IT budget.
October 19, 2005

Cingular braces for Wilma

Wireless carrier sets up portable cellular sites, generators and stocks up on fuel.
October 20, 2005 previous coverage

Net classes revive New Orleans college

With virtual classrooms, University of New Orleans will be the first school to bring classes back after storm.
October 5, 2005

Man charged in Katrina Web scam

Feds allege he fraudulently solicited donations intended for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
October 3, 2005

Tools for the ultimate high-tech survival kit

For the planner with money to burn, plenty of high-tech devices can be added to a good disaster-survival kit.
High-tech tools for coping with disaster
September 30, 2005

Katrina spurs federal action on VoIP

Senators say the aftermath of the deadly hurricane shows that Net phones are important and changes to the law are needed.
September 22, 2005

Don't wait until the Big One hits

perspective Matt Walton and Elysa Jones say the response to Hurricane Katrina shows that tech isn't factored into emergency communications.
September 21, 2005