In case anyone’s been wondering, we’ve heard from Anne’s family in NoLa. They got out well ahead of time, and are staying on the north side of Lake Pontchartrain. But they’re also pretty sure their house in New Orleans has been wiped out. All of their pictures, their books, their…well, everything is gone.

Please click the link at the top right if you haven’t already. If not for the Blantons (who are pretty well insured and will still have their jobs and will weather this; I can’t get over how Anne’s Uncle Mackie sounded so resigned and upbeat at the same time), then for their neighbors. Thanks.