This came fron Nicole on the TITM list and was asked to pass this on.
'Due to the massive storm that hit Eastern Victoria and Melbourne
yesterday, power has been knocked out in the region where Peter
lives. They do not expect power to be restored until Monday, so he
has no computer or phone access. Peter requests that you please
don't email him, and he apologizes to those people who he hasn't
responded to. Peter is safe, but there are hundreds of trees down
and various roads are blocked.'