Just talked to Mom on the phone. They seem to be doing ok. It must have been a corded phone because they've been without power for the past 3 days. Their door is sandbagged to prevent water from coming in. The branches blown off the two trees in front of their cottage filled up two pickup truck beds. They're eating food that doesn't need cooking. Mom doesn't know how much longer the food in the refrigerator will be good. And of course it is warm in their cottage with no air conditioning. But hey, things could be worse. Now we know they can reach me if needful. If it gets worse (with flooding it might) Dad can still get in his car and come up here. And somewhere he found an old battery operated radio and was listening to that when I called. They don't sound concerned about surviving. The last report I read had a lot of good info so if you want to read it go here.