12:10 pm: I was finally able to get thru to ONE person that lives 10 miles from my mom and she is driving directly to my moms house. There are trees and electrical wires down all over town and power has been out since 10 pm last night.
Times like these, I wish I had a helicopter.
12:15 pm: My friend is banging on the windows and doors of my moms house and there is no answer.
I imagine the worse. Trees, branches and wires down in the front yard and some in the back.
12:20pm: She finds the extra keys and enters the house yelling my moms name. No answer.
Now I am really about to have a heart attack.
She searches the entire house, every room and the cellar ( lots of water came in from the storm ) and still no mom. The house is empty. WHERE is she ?
12:30 pm: I search the Internet for emergency shelters set up in her town--nothing listed.
12:37pm: I call my cousin in southern New Hampshire to ask her where the nearest shelters would be.
Guess what ? My mother is WITH her and they are in Home Depot getting batteries for flashlights!!!!!!
Their plan is to return to my moms house and pack a bag and take my mom to New Hampshire to my cousins where there IS heat and power. Amen.
Lesson for The Day; have a Disaster Plan for parents, if you do not live close to them. I assumed the neighbors would group together and do something. They didn't. Thankfully, my smart cousin was able to drive and navigate all the storm's road obsticles to get to my mothers home and get her out and to a place with heat. I called my brother who is dry vaking his entire cellar because of the huge amount of water he got during the storm and he is relieved that mom is found. He was on his way up there ( about 30 miles south ) when I called and told him mom wasn't in the house. Saved him a trip and unnecessary worry.
Its tough being the only daughter~!
Love you Mom!