A tornado struck Ruston last night at about 2:15. Laura and I are fine, as is our house and that of my in-laws. But the tornado went through town, including part of Louisiana Tech's campus and a chunk of the city's residential and business areas. As you may expect, there are widespread outages, as well as a lot of debris. We have avoided leaving the house so that we remain out of the way of response efforts.
I don't know how long the outage will last, so please consider me unavailable for the immediate future.
Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold
I expect to be back to normal tomorrow sometime. Maybe sooner, if I'm fortunate and my section of the electrical grid is repaired quickly.
It took a bit longer than I expected, but I'm back. Ruston's in pretty terrible shape; the tornado touched down about 400 yards from my house and plowed its way across town. Fortunately for me, it traveled away from us.
Glad you're okay. Hope Ruston is able to recover quickly.
I hope so, too. It came pretty close to cutting the town in half. In light of where the tornado passed and how extensive the damage to property appears to have been, I'm surprised there were only two fatalities (and no serious injuries). It could have been much worse.
I expect to be unavailable starting on the afternoon of Friday, 10 May 2019 and extending until midday on Wednesday, 15 May 2019. I'm obliged to travel for a family affair that will leave me with little to no availability to participate in or run games here.