Weird UPS package state

I’ve been waiting for a new electric fan to arrive. I checked in on the shipment today, and the UPS site reports:

07/26/2006      5:30 A.M.       THE PACKAGE IS DELAYED DUE TO EMERGENCY CONDITIONS BEYOND UPS’ CONTROL
On the retailer’s site, this state is reported as a “Delay in delivery due to external factors”.

Huh. Well, I hope it shows up soon: it’s still taking a while for the house to cool down in the evening.