Just talked to my mother today and she phoned relatives in Dhaka. Everything is OK, electricity is coming back online. She seemed dismissive of the idea when I asked if it was all well in the rural areas where some of my distant relatives live; it wasn’t that big of a deal. On the other hand a cousin married a man whose family is from Barisal. Her husband went to check out the situation (family has estates and properties around the Sundbarbans) which was in the path of the storm, and it wasn’t as pretty there as everything had been blasted away and tossed around. The main aim of my call was that I wanted to know if I should send money to dispossessed relatives, and my mother stated there was really no one to send money to. So to the Red Cross it goes.