I decide to check and see exactly where in Texas my upstream web host is located and I see
Many of VIP-Hosting’s customers have been requesting information regarding our data center operations during hurricane Rita. The VIP-Hosting data center is in a reinforced building and is equipped with a generator that will come online within ten seconds of a power outage. All servers are on UPS backups that will sustain power for the few seconds it will take for the generator to come online.
The voice communication system in the Houston area is experiencing heavy traffic so we ask that any non priority support issues and other requests be submitted through the integrated ticket system during this time.
Which is a good sign. It would seem that Texas is much more prepared than Louisiana for one of these things.