I spoke with my parents about 20 minutes ago. About 30 seconds after mom picked up the phone the lights came back on! My parents are doing fine, the house sustained very minimal damage, and there was no flooding.
The cat, who usually supplements his diet liberally with small mammals and lizards, is annoyed they’ve run off, and that he’s mostly consuming kibble.
For more on the storm and how the Houston/Glaveston area is coping, visit the Houston Chronicle’s website www.chron.com, for updates on how my parents are doing, you can now call or e-mail them.