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Written By: on from Chicago, IL

We would like to know if anyone has heard from Linda Francois that worked the front desk.I see that Herman,Lester,Bobby,Carrie Frank, Gwen and Tamra are ok. We are also worried about Mike, Troy, Bryan, Pam, Colleen and the entire Krewe. I had talked to Linda 2 days before the Hurrican hit and told her to call me after it was over to let me know that she was ok. I still haven't heard from her. If anyone needs help with anything let us know. Hugs to all of the Krewe, Louis & Nadine

Written By: on from Broussard, LA

After many phone calls and a lot of "investigative" work via the internet, I was able to pinpoint Lester's location. I'm happy to report that I just had a long telephone conversation with him! He and his son, James, and James' girlfriend are safe in an apartment complex in Austin. He says the apartment is nice, and he wants everyone to know he is doing okay, considering. He said that the night before the storm, they went to the high school. After the storm, they walked through waist-deep water for about a mile to the ferry and then boarded a Blackhawk and were taken to the airport. Then they boarded buses to the Austin Convention Center. They stayed there for 10 days, and then they were moved into the apartment. He says his son is not planning to return to the area. Lester does not yet know what the condition of his home may be, although he says he was up on a higher section than most. He did say, though, that the storm made him start smoking again :-( Debbie...I have a cell phone number for Lester. He'd like to get in touch with Frank. Do you or your dad have a contact number for him? You can email me @ saramcd@bellsouth.net. If anyone else would like that number, please feel free to email me, also. I'm sure he would like to hear from you all, because he was very concerned that the rest of the staff is safe...and he is especially asking about Colleen. He says there is not much to do all day except walk around and eat and watch TV, but he is doing well and sounded good. ~~Sara

Written By: on

I had a really nice conversation with Colleen the day before yesterday. She has been in hospital for awhile (nothing serious); but is feeling great and is getting out and moving in with a friend in Florida; until she finds out more about what's happening at the hotel. Anyway Colleen is doing great! Still no word at all on Michael I see.

Written By: on

By the way, has anyone heard from Tamra? I noticed she hasn't posted in the last few days and she did not return my e-mails. Hope she's doing well.

Written By: on from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

I hope all is going as well as can be expected, things being as they are, and soon you will have power and water! I pray "Rita" stays far,far, away. I think of you often and think of my plans to be there 10/16/05 and if there is ANY chance that might still be possible. I love New Orleans and it feels more like home than where I live. Infact, I planned to retire there in about 5 years. Take care all of you at Le Richelieu. We are thinking about you here in Oklahoma City ( we have that whole bombing, tornado legacy you know )and hope all ya'll make it through this mess.