I do believe that hurricane Katrina is the first storm to ever manage to take its fury onto the Internet, with blasts of emotions instead of gusts of air and water.
EDIT: I didn't think I made myself clear with this. Admitingly, the above was a little sketchy. What I meant to say was that all the bad stuff people are throwing around because of this disaster has scared me from participating in Livejournal. I just don't want to end up a victim in all of this madness. The huricane was bad enough on its own, okay? A friends-page-full-o'-flames is emotional overload for people like me.