I had no idea who Jude Acers was until Boylston made this entry last month. Some days later, we find that Mr Acers escaped the hurricane and is doing fine. Here is a story available on Chessbase. (Two weeks ago, GM Ian Rogers mentioned Mr Acers' plight in his Sun-Herald column).
Today, WBIR-TV of Knoxville, Tennessee features this video report on the plight of Jude Acers himself. Well worth watching! I tell you what, this Acers fella has a strange accent. If you're interested, here's a quick primer on why New Orleaneans sound the way they do.
And I'm pretty sure it's ACERS and not ACRES! I'm sure our American readers will tell us.