I went to have supper with my folks and accidentally left my cell phone at home. Peter called about 8:30 and said he is fine. The water is coming down now in absolute bucket-fuls, but he was able to get cell reception by standing out in the wind and the rain, but he wouldn't be doing that again. They were expecting 18 inches of rain over the next several hours from then. Sounded like he was safe, but would simply be out of touch for the immediate little while. He wanted me to let you all know he was fine. :)
Godspeed, Peter! We're thinking of you and all your neighbors down there in Louisiana!