Subject:    Re: Hurricane
From:    R. Svoboda
Date:    Wed, 31 Aug 2005 09:23:53 -0500 (CDT)
To:    John Flanagan
CC:    Yoichiro Suzuki, Masayuki Nakahata, Atsuto Suzuki, Junpei Shirai, Takaaki Kajita

Thanks John for your concern,

We are safe but essentially lost about 95% of all our
personal belongings plus our house. I fear many in my neighborhood may have gone back the day after the hurricane and did not escape the
"tsunami" when the levee broke a few blocks from our house. As I said,
my family and I are safe in Baton Rouge living in the apartment I keep
there next to the university.

If there are agencies in Japan collecting aid for the victims,
or if there is a plan in the Japanese government to provide some aid in
terms of direct help at the scene, then I would urge people in Japan
to help, as the situation is very bad.

You can post this letter or send it to others in Japan if you wish.

best regards, Bob