Update! My friends rode out the storm at a hotel further inland. The hotel roof sustained more damage than their own house in the evacuation zone! They have lots of cleanup to do, but the damage seems to be confined to the fence in the back yard.
I have a friend who lives in the Houston-Galveston area. She is a professor of marine biology, one of my heroes, and one of those soul-mate type friends.
I don't know if she has been evacuated... I am thinking about her constantly and hoping to get some news soon.
I found out very recently that her husband has a blog for the Houston Chronicle. Daddy Daze is about being the father of a three-year old daughter. He has spent some of those years as the primary caregiver, and I love him almost as much as I love his wife. The sadness I felt when they moved away from here is still raw, five years after the fact!
Hurrah for blogging Daddies!