I just spoke with her – she’s safe – had to evacuate farther than she’d anticipated, but she and her son avoided the worst of it. Her husband’s okay too, but he’s on the boat and not with them right now.

Her house? Not so much. She’s heard from neighbors that it’s pretty much underwater right now. Her area’s going to take a very long time to get on its feet again. She won’t even be able to make it back there to assess the damage for another few weeks, since most of the highways are flooded and not safe for travel. She’s not sure when she’ll actually be living at home again.

I feel so bad for her. She’s keeping it together, making plans, but, as her crit partners, Alison, Emma and I will be planning something to help her and her family out. I’ll let you know when we’ve got more details.

Steph T.