I found my last missing friend. It was actually quite a few people that live in the same little community that went completely under - but Andrew is the owner of the pub that all these blokes live in upstairs. He was the one I was looking for desperately. I couldn't contact him for anything. I went to the pub today and nobody was there - but the inside seemed miraculously clean. When I knocked, he opened!!! He was so surprised to see me, too. I was so grateful to see him. Turns out he had been cleaning by himself on a little island in the middle of the river as the water went down. He started from the ceiling and the lower the water went, the more he could clean. But he still needed A LOT of help. Guess what I found out though? Not only was he alive - he saved three other people in the floods. He took a boat out and rescued people off their roofs. You can see him at the very end of this video just finishing his rescues: (the one with the long hair) How fantastic is that!?? We were the first ones there but slowly, everyone I knew started showing up. Even the FIRST friend I had missing, Ian! He came to help on his own too! Some people I was surprised to see (a bunch of 18 year old apprentices who sit out front came!) and others I wasn't so surprised to see (the guy with the name of the place tattooed on his arm, haha) and absolute strangers. It was really amazing the turnout today. By the time my friends got there to help me the jobs were nearly done and we were going door to door asking who needed help - and nobody did! They all had hundreds of helpers. People came in with pallets of toilet paper, nurses to help the volunteers, two children handed muddy bikers cake and biscuits their mother made - there was even little teacakes and biscuits from the grannys who couldn't make it! It was so touching to see how everyone came together to help my friends. (I don't recall if I mentioned this but I actually used to work at this pub - for about 2-3 years). This fell in from a tiny outdoor smoking area with no roof - we didn't even know who's it was!! These are the 18 year old boys, who decided to help by making us all lunch and handing it out. And this... is not even 1/8th of everybody: Thank you all for your prayers! Every single ONE of my friends made it out safely, and then some. Your prayers made this whole thing so much easier. G-d bless.