Fantastic news! Eric is O.K. He just called me. His house only sustained minor damage, although he does have a riding lawnmower stuck in the top of a tree in his yard. His dad's house was completely destroyed and they were trapped in the houses debris for a short time. It was obvious that he's mentally and physically exhausted but alive thank God. He still has several friends missing and unfortunately people that he knew were killed. His power and phone were just restored and he is going to try and get back on-line soon. He told me to thank all of the forum members for their thoughts and prayers.