One of my brothers and his family, as well as my father, are all in New Orleans right now. They couldn't really evacuate -- my father, as all y'all know, has dementia and does not travel well, and my brother's family has four large dogs.
They're all in places that should be all right -- not in areas that usually flood, I mean -- but I am worrying anyway. The satellite pictures of Ida are not comforting.
My brother is updating his status frequently on FB. They have lost power at this point but still have cell services. Any magic or mojo any of you have would be appreciated.
Update: I've talked with my father, who is anxious and not at all sure what is going on. "We're having a really big storm," he tells me. "This is a big storm."
"Right, it's a hurricane. You're in a hurricane."
"What? What's happening?"
"It's a hurricane -- Hurricane Ida. You'll be okay."
"I don't know what's happening. I'm going downstairs to look. Can I call you back?"
"Yes, call me back."
"Call me back."
"Okay. Okay. This is a bad storm."
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