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Travis Andrews

Travis M. Andrews is a journalist based in Washington, D.C., and New Orleans. He has written for Time, The Atlantic, Salon, Washingtonian Magazine and The Times-Picayune. He's a regular arts contributor for The Washington Post Express. When he was younger, he wrote on his mother's walls. She was displeased. For more about Travis, please visit

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I hope all of your affairs are in order, and you've read our guide of what to expect when a solar storm hits the Earth. Because that's exactly what is going to happen today: a geomagnetic storm will hit our planet.