Mom called! They have water, highly contaminated.
"Oh, good," I thought... they can FLUSH.
The people right across the street have ELECTRICITY.
L., their 30 something neighbor and two young (compared to my 83 and 81 year old parents...) friends came in from Lafeyette, LA, where they'd been. They helped in MANY ways, but the biggest mind-easer on this end was lending his mom's cell phone to my mom. So, WE GOT CALLED!
The message was short; she kept cutting out, but IT WAS HER VOICE.
They have a battery operated radio, so they were hearing some of the news.
HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY...