Ike has affected our whole family, pretty strange for a family that requireds a 4200 mile round trip to visit everyone. we got the tail end of the rain and wind, and of course all our friends and colleagues in Houston, but the same system has flooded homes of sister, BIL and other relatives in Illinois and NW Indiana, shed destructive rain on my siblings in Michigan. and winds from the same storm have knocked out power to DD, her employer, and several other relatives and friends in Ohio. Still out of touch with many in the Houston area, but some good news coming in. keep on praying, esp. for elderly relatives stranded by storm activity, they are okay where they live, but out of touch for now.
from wind and flood, Lord deliver us.