I talked to my friend who was missing family in the wake of hurricane Ivan. The wreckage of their plane was finally found, with the remains of the 4 missing people inside. It's so sad - a mom and dad and their two teenage children. The family is a mess: not only did they lose their kin, but many of her family also are having health problems and still have major damage to their homes. She said that most of them won't be able to attend the funeral since it will be held in Alabama - too long a trip for most of them. Pensacola (where the deceased lived) is so badly damaged, they can't even have the service there.
My heart goes out to her and her family. I hope her loved ones are at peace.