Here’s iron-clad proof that people should never tell me “hey, there should really be a web site that does X” at about 9 p.m. Because then I stay up until 2:30 a.m. making said web site.
So here it is: KatrinaCheckIn.org, a place for people to (a) say they survived the hurricane, thus lifting a gynormous weight off their friends’ shoulders, and (b) try to track down info on the missing.
For those of you with blogs, I would really appreciate a link to KatrinaCheckIn.org. The more people who are posting to it, the more useful and effective it will be.

9 thoughts on “katrinacheckin.org”

  1. Posted to a message board I frequent, where there has been a lot of hurricane discussion, and several members from the area.

  2. Thank you so much for making that site. However, just in case you’re not yet aware, I wanted to let you know that it currently appears to be down due to the high volume of traffic. Not certain if there’s anything you can do to fix it, but wanted to let you know. Thank you again.

  3. Yes, it’s been down for a couple hours now. Basically, all the traffic to katrinacheckin.org was melting the server it was on. Was heading for 84 million hits/day rate, which would mean a daily bandwidth bill of $18,000.
    But it’s not gone forever just yet. I’m working on some things and I hope to have some form of it back alive very shortly.

  4. Let me know if there’s any way I can help with the site, financially or otherwise. And thanks for setting it up.

  5. HI!
    I was able to access katrinacheckin.org yesterday but can no longer get the site. I keep getting error messages. This has been since yesterday. Any idea what is going on? Is it just me or is it the site?

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