Hurricane relief for Windows/IE users only
When attempting to sign up for registration in Firefox or other Mozilla-based browsers, users must pass a CAPTCHA test, and then receive this message:
Download it from Microsoft or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) to register.
On Opera 8 for Windows, which masquerades as Internet Explorer by default, the CAPTCHA test doesn’t even work.
FEMA claims that the system was originally developed for in-house use only, and is working on a replacement system that will accomodate all popular browsers. This just goes to show, however that developers should embrace best practices wherever possible, even when building applications for limited deployment.