I am of course asking about anyone who lives or was caught in the path of this giant storm.
...I'm gonna break a rule here, and if I get banned so be it.
I spoke to Concordeboy, Freddie, and he's ok up in Baton Rouge for anyone who knows him and was curious. They don't have power, and he called out on the cellphone but is rationing his batteries. His grandfather lives in Harvey (which is currently under about 12 feet of water) and has not been heard from since Sunday. The Red Cross has not published the list of rescued survivors, and there was no contact from the Superdome and Fred's family is distressed to say the least. So any prayers or good wishes to Fred sure couldn't hurt.
I have heard from others as well as Fred this refrain. During the tsunami coverage one could change the channel to get away from the bad news. That isn't possible there, and it's pretty damned distressing.
All of our friends in the affected areas are going to need our support. I know they'll get it from me, and I hope we can all reach across politics and other divisions to continue to chip in. This is going to take a while.
So, we know about Tom and Fred.....who else in the region can check in yet?
[Edited 2005-08-31 21:35:18]