I just wanted to let everyone know that I heard from my mom last night at 2 am that my brother and his family are alive and well. They actually stayed at their home , but their cars got washed out to sea so we are really glad they didn't try to escape at the last minute. Just want to thank everyone who sent me e-mails to let me know they were praying foir their safety. Now I just hope that my brother in Japan doesn't get hurt by the typhoon that's headed that way!!