In an eerie reprise ofthe ComingGlobal Superstorm andthe DayAfter Tomorrow, the Los Angeles area has experienced one ofits worst storms of the past hundred years. The storm, whichincluded a verified tornado in Van Nuys that took the roofsoff of houses and uprooted trees, flooded the city withupwards of five inches of rain. Downtown Los Angeles has notrecorded a rainfall this heavy in the past fifty years.

At least 500,000 people in the area were without power atvarious times during the storm, and parts of the cityremained without electricity or were experiencing rollingblackouts on Thursday.
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Most of the general media laughed off the movie “The DayAfter Tomorrow” as “too extreme.” But better informed mediawere not so dismissive, and the National Geographic was noexception. They wrote, “to environmentalists, there is morethan a kernel of truth in the catastrophic scenariosdepicted…”

Now, their story has proved to be number six among theirwebsite’s most popular stories of 2004. The film, which hasgrossed nearly a billion dollars worldwide, has provedenormously popular with the public, and is on it’s way tobecoming one of the largest grossing films of all time.

Its DVD reportedly has sold over $350,000,000 worth ofcopies worldwide.
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