Thanks to Livejournal, I am relatively sure that just about everyone I know in those parts is safe, but I will of course be checking (as if I don't obsessively check LJ every hour, anyway). Television is being useless, and the internet is being vague. Generally, though, ugh. >.<
Unfortunately I can't stay here all day watching for news, though, as I have to go back to the temp place and hopefully arrange a job. Best wishes to everyone.